things unseen

The Real Cause of the Storm

Watching the opinions and fingers come out this week has been a bit much for me. I can't help but think most of it is well-intentioned people spinning their wheels. Questions ranging from "why would a good God allow this" to "what laws will prevent this" are bombarding us all. I have to humbly submit… Continue reading The Real Cause of the Storm

Advent

Five Smooth Stones

Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used… Continue reading Five Smooth Stones

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A Tale of Two (cartoon) Shepherds…

I absolutely adore watching 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on TV each year. We have the DVD of course, but there's just something about watching it in real time with commercials and all that really gets to me. I force, I mean 'gather' my boys to the TV with Christmas snacks and hot chocolate - they… Continue reading A Tale of Two (cartoon) Shepherds…

Prayer and action

Hand Me Another Brick!

Nehemiah wasn't exaggerating when he prayed to God saying, "Hear us oh God, for we are despised" (Nehemiah 4:4). Called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and rally the exiles who were already "in great distress" the task itself was difficult. Upon hearing his calling, Nehemiah sat down and wept for many days (1:4).  He… Continue reading Hand Me Another Brick!