Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Opposite Of...FHL

Faith, hope and love are three of the major themes of the Bible. Most of us assume that we start out our life with God bringing a little bit of each, and that after struggling through life, doing our best to grow in these, we are supposed to have FAITH, HOPE and LOVE in huge capital letters like the Hollywood sign. Here's the problem: it

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

I think maybe I'm too practical. I'm always looking for the best use of something -- whether it's deciding which pocket gadget to buy for camping trips, depending on the number of tools it has and the likelihood of using each one; or just wanting to get the most out of my days and dollars. But last weekend my friend Sheila

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A New Childhood

God calls himself our Father, and he calls us his children. Jesus called little children to himself (Luke 18:15-17 for instance) to explain visually what it means to be God's kids (not just so he could explain humility -- he also took them in his arms and blessed them). The imagery that God accepts us "as his kids" should include our own memories of safety, love, warmth, comfort, care and security. That's how it should be.

But for some of us, childhood