Faith (sharing our part in God’s story)
As a writer, I appreciate the image of God as the Author of Life. I know He has written a specific story for me, a story that is just one thread in a rich tapestry of colorful stories, a story that He loves revealing to me, one page at a time.
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Posts in the Faith category include:
October 23, 2013
This is the fourth year that my church—Living Springs—has set aside an October Sunday as Faith In Action Sunday. Why do we do this? Because we recognize that our neighbors don't care about our theology or our values until they can SEE them. Actions speak louder than words. Here are some of the ways we [...]
July 31, 2013
Several weeks ago, when CLC Publications asked me to review Amy Carmichael's Plowed Under, I did some research on their website and noticed Wilbur Lingle's book there. Because this is a topic that interests me, I asked if I could also review the Lingle book, and CLC was kind enough to send me a copy. What [...]
July 24, 2013
The other morning I was approaching an onramp to the highway, and I noticed three people standing with giant black-and-yellow signs, angled to grab the attention of commuters on their way to work. The light at the top of the ramp was green, so I didn't have a chance to slow down and read the [...]
July 3, 2013
Diversity. Several years ago, when I worked for an international non-profit, I traveled around the world as an observer and reporter. Those experiences helped me understand how the culture we grow up in affects the way we see the world. Experience. I have also worked for senior living communities—not only as a writer, but also [...]
March 27, 2013
Amy Carmichael was an Irish Christian whose faith story includes serving the poor of Belfast and the abused of India. I have loved this poem of hers for more than 20 years, but I have not been able to learn the story of when she wrote it or why. If you know, I'd love it [...]
February 13, 2013
A cross of ashes grits across my oily forehead under the calloused thumb of a fellow sinner One day each year we exchange masks for marks and find grace a a
January 30, 2013
"The music's too loud." "The sermon's too long." "The drummer needs a haircut." "There's a typo on the PowerPoint." "Why doesn't that kid in front of me turn around?!" "Do we really need to have 15 minutes of announcements before we even get to the sermon?" "Is that guy wearing shorts? In church?" If someone [...]
November 21, 2012
Need some help unwinding during the holiday? Take three and a half minutes to watch this simple video. Repeat as needed.
November 14, 2012
I love Thanksgiving. I love the storied origins of this American holiday—battered people coming out of a bitter season and choosing to be thankful. And I love the current expressions of that tradition—family, food, and faith, and no commercialized pressure to buy gifts. One of my personal Thanksgiving traditions is posting a "Thanksgiving Top Five" [...]
October 3, 2012
I still contend that I'm not really a political person, even though I've had many in-depth conversations about politics this year, particularly after my post about respecting President Obama. Those conversations have got me thinking. Not concluding; just thinking. One of the things I've been thinking about is, Why don't conservative Christian Republicans seem to [...]