My children are growing up in Florida, where we experience no visible signs of either fall, winter, or (arguably) spring. October or April, the landscape looks the same. It occurred to me last month, when reading books to my kids about autumn in 97 degree weather, that fall must seem like fiction to them. To a Floridian kid, the idea of changing […]
I caught up with a friend today on an unexpected phone call. The weather has been cool and lovely this week. I painted a room in my house and rearranged the furniture. Oh, and last night I found a snake in my kitchen cupboard. Sometimes the days feel all the same, but sometimes I remember […]
Recent events threaten our grasp of the true and the lovely, and with it, our encouragement of our kids. Riots seethe on the streets. Some of us grieve loved ones lost; others, the crumbling of dreams we’ve spent decades nurturing. Our hands ache to pass the peace, but connect only with alcohol-based sanitizers. In such […]
God is our refuge and strength, we will not be afraid. These things are true even in a season of widespread global suffering. Humans, sustained by faith in the living God, have a great capacity to do hard things with grit and grace.
It’s raining. The edge of a hurricane is sliding past and there’s been a steady downpour all day long. It’s the kind of rain that nourishes, but I know that yesterday there was wind and rain and flooding and destruction at the center of the storm when it made landfall. Rain, like fire, like our […]