Yes… Target. I promise, I’ll explain. But first: Have you ever had that experience where you read something in the Bible, you think “yeah.. read that, heard it a million times… really would like to understand a new nugget but I got nothing?” The classic story of Jesus temptation in Matthew chapter 4 has always… Continue reading Monday musings in Target
Today at church the pastor spoke of one of the (seemingly) smaller pieces of what happens after Jesus’ crucifixion and before his resurrection. It’s a passage of scripture that can easily be brushed over in any given reading, if you do not stop to understand the reason why it’s in the text: [Matthew 27:51] “…at… Continue reading The Undoing
(Quilt photo taken from the Houston Quilt show 2016) Ok, I’ll admit it: I have never really been one for walking through the church calendar years and observing all the days. I get why they are there. I understand the point of Ash Wednesday and Lent, and there have been years where I have really… Continue reading An early Easter observation
Don’t you just love it when you read a story in the bible that you have read over and over and you know by heart, yet when you look at it again, there is something you missed? I love when that happens. It always seems to bring new insight, and, most likely, speaks to where… Continue reading Standing on the mountain
I have a bit of a funny story to share. Earlier in December as we were decorating for Christmas, I was talking with Maddie about Christmas traditions and how we should start some new ones now that we are here. Out of curiosity, I asked which of the traditions we had that she remembered the… Continue reading The Three Trees
My new routine in the morning has me up, pets fed and out, by about 5:15 in the morning. Still dark, and pretty cold in the lower level of the house, I then like to curl up in a really fuzzy blanket, hop on the couch, and pray for a bit to start my day.… Continue reading What is freedom?
I read a verse a while ago where the Lord told Israel “I will only ever want good for you”. Of course now I cannot find it underlined anywhere in the 5 different bibles I have laying scattered around…but I know I wrote it down somewhere.. Anyway. In reading that verse it struck me, that… Continue reading The best is yet to come?
Earlier this week, I woke up one morning at 4:30. I had not planned on waking up that early, but I was wide awake – and for some reason I could not wait to get out for a run. It was a cool morning – in the 50’s – and still completely dark, save the… Continue reading Pea Soup