Archive for May, 2009
This morning at work, our office supply company treated us to a “thank you” breakfast. They brought in coffee and bagels from Manhattan Bagel. In keeping with my sense of humor, I had a Cheddar bagel with cream cheese.
This week, while on vacation, I finished Walter Wangerin’s book “Ragman and Other Cries of Faith,” which is a collection of stories and parables from his life. It is one of those books which I was saddened to read the final sentence and close the cover because I so enjoyed the experience of being pulled [...]
Well, it’s my family’s annual trek to World’s End State Park in Sullivan County, PA. We’ll be leaving this evening. Everyone else is staying all week, but we are coming home on Wednesday. We need to get away.
Forgive me, O Lord, for being so distant. You, O God, are so patient. Forgive my subtle independence. I need you. I need you like the plant needs rain. I need you to break my self-forged chains. I need you to revive me again. I need you. I need you like the plant needs [...]
Jesus said if someone slaps your cheek you are to turn and offer them the other appearing weak. sounds good in theory romantic even. but what if I’m the one who slaps your cheek? what if the words I speak like a backhand slap with a resounding crack leave a mark of pain [...]
On April 23rd, a NASA satellite “detected the ten-second-long gamma-ray burst” that was from about 13 billion light years away. So approximately 13 billion years ago (give or take a few) this star exploded. And we just saw it in April. “We” meaning NASA. That’s crazy. I believe in the Biblical account of creation. I [...]
…is my first day as a part-time missionary with H*VMI. Eventually, I’ll be full-time, but support-raising in this economy has been slow. So please pray for people to partner with us in this mission. I am SO excited to finally get started!
Happy Mother’s Day, mom. We love you and thank the Lord for you.
Come all whose glass is half empty, Come drink of the Water of Life. Other fountains may be tempting, But cannot quench your thirst inside. Come and drink. Come all who are rejected, refused, Come to the table, all are welcome. Come all who are abandoned, abused, Come, for in Christ, we are daughters and [...]