Old Testament theologies

Tonight's post might be cheating just a tad, but I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone.  Over the last day and a half of classes at George Fox Seminary, we've been studying "Authoritative Traditions or Themes" found throughout the Old Testament.  When you keep these in mind, and read the OT through these lenses, the text really comes alive!  We have a quiz on these traditions … [Read more...]

I put my name in You

Lord I put my name in You. My identity has so long been in my family and who I am to those around me. I put my name in You. You are the One whom I want to be known for, that when people think of me, they would think of Christ and His willingness to serve and love. Lord I put my name in You. Give me the strength to serve through whatever is going on in my family and my life/world, … [Read more...]

What all desire, but few have

Community is the buzz word these days.  Schools talk about it.  Churches attempt to create it.  Even communities long for it.  We all desire to be connected, to be known, to be seen, to know that we matter to someone else.  And we all long to grow in meaningful ways - to be transformed into new creations.  The Bible promises us, "if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old … [Read more...]

A day in the life

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall?  To just sit back and observe without being noticed?  Based on questions we often are asked, there seems to be a great fascination and interest in being a fly on our wall to see what a typical day looks like at our house.  So I've jotted down a few highlights from throughout today to give you a little sneak peak in a day in the life of the … [Read more...]

A look back at 2010

  With 2011 suddenly upon us, I want to take a moment to pause and look back at 2010.  It's been an extremely momentous and special year in the life of our family.  As John and I were discussing the coming year, and the fact that for both of us, it is our last year in our 30s, he said, "But I feel like we're just starting to really live."  Well said indeed.  So, here's a glance back … [Read more...]