spiritual growth

The Art of Waiting

The Art of Waiting

Do you struggle to wait in a world that seems to be sprinting forward at an unfathomable rate?  God addresses this over and over in the Bible as He teaches us about the art of waiting.

I confess that one of my least favorite words in the English language is “wait.” Growing up, I wanted to ensure I wasn’t missing out on even one second of what life had to offer me.

Taking Silly Seriously

Taking Silly Seriously

There are many qualities about God's character I find deeply comforting: His omni-ness (omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent), His justice, His mercy, His wisdom, His patience, His faithfulness. On and on it goes. These attributes and a thousand more draw my heart to the throne with a profound sense of wonder.

But I keep forgetting He's a Dad — a really, really good one. Which means there's a new characteristic I need to add to my list of what I love about this fascinating God the angels never tire of extolling. Are you ready for it?

More Curious Than Certain

More Curious Than Certain

"To be, or not to be?" "What's love got to do, got to do, with it?" "Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"

Questions have always held a deep fascination for me. I'd be doing just fine, marching along to everybody else's drum, when that dang inquisitive streak—the one that made Sunday school teachers constantly run for cover—would raise its hand. Little me figured out that periods bring relief, while question marks bring consternation, so pretty early on I learned to stick to what’s known and acceptable.