For those of you that have read Julie’s blog post today on Nabeel over at cookiecrumblestoliveby, Nabeel’s funeral will be broadcast live. You can watch it here: What a great joy for me to have found this treasure of a human on Julie’s blog. I hope you’ll join me in watching the celebration of the… Continue reading The passing of Nabeel Qureshi
Internet is back, so what. I have survivor’s guilt. While I sit in my now air-conditioned house with running internet as of this morning I am profoundly affected. I am not sure how my previous post got out to all of you, but by the grace of God, internet was working for a couple of… Continue reading Six Dead at Nursing Home, what the hell are we doing?
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty, Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague, He will shelter you with his pinions, and under his wings… Continue reading Psalm 91- A Prayer of Someone who has taken refuge in the Lord
I am a runner. I don’t talk much here about worldly things other than Christ, but running became a big part of my life when I was searching for the meaning of life. I had always been active as a child- dance, cheerleading and working at a sports camp over the summer, but never cared… Continue reading Your Search for God does not have to be a marathon
Pain is both the bastion and the centerpiece of the human soul. We live and die by questioning God, or the universe, or the God that we believe does not exist, and continually ask ourselves the question, “Why must pain exist?” It is the existential question that permeates the hearts of atheists and believers alike.… Continue reading The Sound of Silence is Loud
“We sat with “It’s Time” for a year or year-and-a-half. Sometimes you just have to let a song sit for awhile. “ -Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons The full interview can be found here I find that music can sometimes be so fabricated you can’t touch it. Tracks playing, other people penning the music. Lyrics can… Continue reading Does God Hate the F word?
For months, I had tried to get to a showing of The Shack, but each time there was something standing in my way. The kids, a packed weekend, someone who needed me. I started to get the feeling that maybe it wasn’t the right time. I was sitting at the closing table, ready to sign… Continue reading Why I went back to The Shack
“However some Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered around him, he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.” Acts 14:19-20 I… Continue reading The Gathering
I recently listened to an interview I found by happenstance of an old acquaintance. I had always admired her brilliance and tenacity, her quiet way and her commitment to her religion. I don’t think it is important for purposes of this story to tell you what religion she is, it is enough to know that… Continue reading Be Happy, God will understand
I sat in the middle of a grassy field finding myself among a stampede of horses. In the midst of the stampede, I was picked up by one and the sheer rush of being carried among hundreds of horses terrified me. But what terrified me even more was the thought that my three children were… Continue reading Running with Horses