A Stormy Start to Lent

A year can hold a lot of healing.  Even a year like 2020.  In one span of changing seasons broken walls can be repaired, ancient ruins rebuilt, foundations restored.  Open, oozing wounds can resolve into scars.  Lies can be uprooted by truth.  Hard, but freeing, truth.   Even so, the wind can shift unexpectedly, bringing with it whispers of those almost … Continue reading A Stormy Start to Lent

Willing to Be Blessed

One verse from Psalm 68 caught my attention this week. The whole psalm is a magnificent declaration of God’s strength and power over His enemies. But in the midst of this somewhat terrifying picture of God’s majesty, what caught my eye was the tender tone of verse 6 which reads: God provides homes for those … Continue reading Willing to Be Blessed

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road to the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearby; for God said, “The people will change their minds and return to Egypt if they face war.” So he led the people around toward the Red Sea along the road … Continue reading Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

The Imaginative Path to Freedom

As I continue working my way slowly through this book of Ruskin’s writings, I feel like my eyes are being opened to really SEE things in a new and deeper way. Last night I was struck by his comparison of an unimaginative artist and an imaginative artist. Now, I don’t consider myself an artist of … Continue reading The Imaginative Path to Freedom