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When Storms Come

Storms come. Winds blow and rains ruin plans. What you thought would be will not be. So when storms come, welcome them. Enjoy the cool and take the rest. What you thought would be may be later. Funerals happen. Loved…

Easter

There is something amazing about celebrating the day that our Lord Jesus rose from the grave. There is something special about joining together with brothers and sisters in Christ to rejoice that we serve a risen Savior. There is joy…

Gratitude for You

Father—my source and my provider, Thank you for the ways you pour your love into my life, the love I feel from sunshine on my face, the love I feel from the support of friends, the love I feel from…

Reflections on Psalm 16

Psalm 16* A prayer of David. 1 Protect me, God, for the only safety I know is found in the moments I seek You. This year I have become more aware of an underlying fear that drives a lot of my actions…

No Matter What

Not many of you know this about me, but I absolutely adore my kids. Well, maybe you did know that, but I don’t think you understand how much. Let me try to explain. ********* One of my kids got off…

I will write my law on their hearts.

Teaching math has a way of bringing up interesting interactions and emotions. I have said many times that the more significant work I do is with the psychology of a student and not with math. When I am working with…

Most Important

What is your most important thing? Sometimes what we say is our most important thing differs from what our actions say. Jesus boiled all the complexities of Torah down to loving God and loving others as the most important thing.…

Great Expectations

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. (Psalm 5:3, NIV)   Expectations are tricky things. They can produce excitement about the future; anticipation can add…

Come and Sit by Me

When nothing is as it should be And everything’s all out-of-wack, Come, take rest, cut yourself slack, Come and sit by me. When you’re tired of making them happy And they won’t look out for you, Come, in peace, stop…

Crumbs on a Rock

This past summer I did a lot of landscaping in my yard. Part of it involved setting stepping stones into place. More than once I found myself trying to move a rock that just would not budge. Then I would…