Down to the Roots

Down to the Roots

Several years ago, the Checotah, Oklahoma area suffered a severe drought. The water level of the largest lake in the area had receded so far that the immense root system of a massive tree was completely exposed. My daughter captured this vivid image while practicing...
Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

“I will take it from here,” He asserted gently but firmly as I slowly opened my clenched fist and released my Baton. I don’t know how long I stood there across from Him, my hand on one end of the Baton and His on the other.  Perhaps years.  But now it became...
The Exchange

The Exchange

As a homeschooling family, we looked forward to each field trip with great anticipation. Our trip to the fire station was no different. Both my son and daughter could hardly wait. We arrived early and took our seats as the firefighter pressed play on a short, animated...
We Don’t Know What To Do

We Don’t Know What To Do

“‘O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.’ All Judah was standing before the Lord, with their infants, their wives and their children.” (II...

The Blessing – Part 3

One of our sons just celebrated his 36th birthday.  As I sat looking at his birthday card, searching for just the right words to express all I’m wishing for him in the coming year, the blessing of Aaron from Numbers 6:24-26 came to my mind once again: The LORD...
The Blessing:  Part 2

The Blessing: Part 2

I love sunlight.  To sit on our patio, drinking tea, and watching the way the morning light dapples our Japanese maple, highlighting the vein pattern of each leaf—that’s a piece of heaven for me.  I’m drawn to the sunlight.  When there’s not enough of...
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