Uncategorized / 29.06.2015

Would you believe me if I said I believe homosexuality is a sin AND I love and care about all people, including those who identify as homosexual? In the wake of the supreme court's decision last week, it would seem that the only way #lovewins is if I endorse both homosexuality and the right of homosexuals to marry. But I don't, and I can't.  As a follower of Jesus, I'm bound to both grace and truth. I realize the Christian church has had a hard time keeping a firm grasp on both of these, but the one is lost without the other. Truth without grace ignores Jesus'...

Uncategorized / 19.06.2015

Creator You embody action and purpose in beauty It's been said the process is the purposeBut oh, how I lust after accomplishment But YouYou are I am There is no artificial divideCreator. Create. Creation. Joy woven throughout Would You sanctify my mimicry? Infuse Reveal The holy ...

Uncategorized / 03.06.2015

Credit: cjohnson7/Used with permission. My husband Jeff is an air traffic controller at an enroute center. What that means is he works in a big dark room with a couple hundred radar scopes with green blips representing airplanes. The air traffic between airports is managed by the controllers sitting in front of those scopes. The months of May through August are the hardest months to be an air traffic controller at an enroute center, because that’s when the most storms occur. It’s known as SWAP season. SWAP stands for Severe Weather Avoidance Plan. The controllers do their best to guide planes around the...

Uncategorized / 27.05.2015

"As soon as I stepped foot on the beach, I could feel the stress melt away."My freshly tanned friend looks like she's just returned from vacation. Her golden skin gives it away, but there's something else too. The tension in her face and body is gone, and her eyes come to life as she describes her family's short getaway.Our conversation continues, as we discuss what it is about vacation that makes life so enjoy-able and how we might bring some of the vacation lifestyle home. We may not be able to bottle the ocean's negatively charged ions, but I believe we can harness...

Uncategorized / 25.05.2015

“There’s nothing glorious about war, Mom.” With eyes focused straight ahead on the road, Josh spoke with all the conviction that comes from a newfound revelation. I listened as I drove him home for spring break from the Naval Academy. A history major at a military academy, Josh was getting an in-depth education on the history of war and all its atrocities. He continued to tell me how the evils of war are unimaginable. Hellish even. “I can’t even tell you about most of them,” he said protectively. And I saw the dream dim. Please join me at the God-Sized Dreams website for the rest...

Uncategorized / 09.05.2015

Me, Mom, & Missy I always worried about what to give her. So I usually sent her a book. She said I was really great at picking out cards, the Hallmark kind. I guess I had a knack for finding sentiments expressed by other people to match my own. But over the years, it got harder. Life has a way of taking the stuff we feel like is solid and orderly and making a big, fat confusing mess of it all. Relationships that you thought were just fine, even really good, have a way of morphing a bit as the seasons change. That’s...