Immersed in Wonder

Immersed in Wonder

You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re look forward to: total salvation. –I Peter 1:8-9 MSG Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, is a...
Immersed in Wonder

Rooted in Redemption

“’…You’re going to look at this place, these empty and desolate towns of Judah and streets of Jerusalem, and say, ‘A wasteland. Unlivable. Not even a dog could live here.’ But the time is coming when you’re going to hear laughter and celebration, marriage...
Immersed in Wonder

She Laughed Twice

Not much good comes of eavesdropping. In Sarah’s case, not only did she get caught, she got exposed. Deep longing, weary of standing fast, she had let go of the child dream. Arms long-empty found other things to hold. But that didn’t stop the missing, the aching, the...
Immersed in Wonder

Longing for Hilarity

…if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. — Romans 12:8 NIV “Are you depressed?” The doctor didn’t even look up as he asked. The question caught me off guard because I hadn’t considered that possibility and, on consideration, really couldn’t tell. The answer I...
What Lingers?

What Lingers?

Hope has been our companion through these May spring days. Coming to the end of the month, I wonder what thought or picture might still be with you? Perhaps the connection of hope based on God’s character has stirred your thinking. Or maybe it’s the idea that hope is...