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.
Six years ago, my wife Patty was searching for ideas for our oldest daughter’s tenth birthday party. She wanted the day to be full of memories, but she knew she had limitations. We can often feel that limitations crush creativity, but in reality they are one of the greatest factors that help to foster it. […]
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” C.S. Lewis There are moments when someone slaps us on the back and says “good job.” There are times that a smiling person sincerely says, “Thank you”. There are occasions when we are awarded or even honored, but there are many more occasions […]
…Look you, this brave o’erhanging / firmament, this majestical roof, fretted / with golden fire…” Hamlet, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2, Lines 323-325 Between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. each evening falls the mortal drowsy hour, at least for me. Upon finishing our bedtime routine with the six and eight-year-old, either my wife or I sit […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Carolyn’s reflection on summertime from back in 2016 seems like a good place to return during this strange summer of 2020. I remember loving summer as a child, despite the intense Texas heat. It wasn’t that I didn’t love school. I did. But there was something magical about that long period of freedom […]