The Need for Winter

The Need for Winter

I recently saw a quote from the artist Andrew Wyeth, the acclaimed mid-20th century American realist painter. Wyeth wrote, “I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t...
The Little Things

The Little Things

A few weeks ago, I went to back out of the driveway on my way to lunch with a friend and realized that my car wasn’t in reverse, right at the edge of the driveway. I went to put it in gear right as a car flew by really fast. If I was in gear when I was ready to leave,...
Treasure Up These Things

Treasure Up These Things

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. -Luke 2:19 Moments when we almost tangibly feel God’s presence with us are gifts. It doesn’t happen often, but in those moments I try to remember exactly what was happening, where I was, and what I...
It takes more than a dog costume…

It takes more than a dog costume…

My dog doesn’t like my son. Zoey’s not outright mean to her little “brother” or anything, she just doesn’t want to be around him and she’s pretty clear about it. When he walks into a room, she leaves. When he calls for her to come, she heads in the...
Have I Been Disturbed?

Have I Been Disturbed?

I recently saw a quote from the Roman Catholic writer and Christian apologist G.K. Chesterton. It was from his work published in 1925 titled, The Everlasting Man.  Chesterton writes, “All the great groups that stood about the Cross [priests, soldiers, philosophers,...

Peace About Road Building

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the...