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When A Storm Comes

Listen courageously and stay in the boat Matthew 14:22–35 The wind is frothing the waters and whistling in their sails, and the sailors have been rowing against it all night. They’re tired and frightened. Their shoulders and arms are sore. They’re straining to see land, but instead they see a ghost…(Read More)

Sweet Caroline

The sunbeams off the lake streamed through my sister’s veil, as she danced. Near sunset that kind of light is Rumplestiltskin, spinning everything into gold, and this evening did not disappoint. The watery light lit her dress, the twinkling decorations, the smiles on friends’ faces, and our father’s red-white hair. Very light…(Read More)

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies; Lord of all, to thee we raise this, our hymn of grateful praise.   1. To the south of my parents’ house, past the “seasonal access only” sign, lies a big…(Read More)

Muddy waters

Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, be- cause through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a val- iant soldier, but he had leprosy. ~2 Kings 5:1–14   At a recent…(Read More)

Under God’s Wings

  We have an improbable seven chickens in our household. They’re fascinating to watch, all the time, but I found them particularly interesting in the first few months after we let them out of the brooder and into the wild expanse of the backyard. Fluffy butts bobbed in the air as they searched for…(Read More)