The Weaver

“Maybe you should write a blog post about that,” said my friend to whom I’d just been describing my vision of God as a weaver. “Hmm, yeah, maybe I should,” I said noncommittally. So today I’ve been thinking about weavers. I have an image in my heart of God as a weaver, eternally weaving togetherContinue reading “The Weaver”

Funeral

Today I attended the livestreamed funeral service for a 17-year old activist in our church. This week a freak car accident took the lives of three high school students in our community. It’s easy to jump to conclusions – and many did – about young people, carelessness, alcohol, drugs, dangerous behavior, goofing off, and whatContinue reading “Funeral”

Stinkbugs

God’s stinkbugs. A so-called invasive species. For some reason beyond my worldly comprehension, the Author of all things saw fit to bring them here to crawl up the windowsills, doorways, and every other place they can find to try to get inside as the weather gets cooler. They’re just like skunks. When feeling startled, threatened,Continue reading “Stinkbugs”

Different

I feel like my relationship with God is different from that of other people I know. At first I assumed that everyone’s relationship with God was just like mine. I was totally blown away by it and wanted to talk about that with everybody who was willing. I couldn’t believe that born-again Christians who hadContinue reading “Different”

Rejoicing When God is Testing Me

Count it all joy, my brothers [and sisters] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 I love it when I can feel myself growing into the person God wants me to be.Continue reading “Rejoicing When God is Testing Me”

Equinox

“Great are the works of the Lord,studied by all who delight in them.” Psalm 111:2 I believe that it pleases God when we pause to appreciate His creation. Not that we all have to become Ph.D. scientists in order to please God… but I believe He wants us to retain a childlike delight in observing His amazingContinue reading “Equinox”