Broken Communication

Last week, my phone died. I don’t mean the battery lost its charge; I mean it died. Apparently, phones don’t like swimming in ice covered ponds, but that’s a story for another day. Even after replacing the phone, it took days and the help of an expert to restore my...

Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes

Ten tiny fingers. Ten perfect, little toes. The brow of His head placed gently against Mary; His body wrapped in swaddling clothes. For the first time ever, God was warmed and fed. For the first time, He was laid down to rest. These were the fingers, the hands that...

Exploring Dependency

My Grandmother reflected on her long life and said, “I don’t know why God leaves me here”. From her perspective, she didn’t want to be a burden to others in her aged, and declining health. While seeking humility, she was comparing her abilities as a...

Who’s In Charge Here?

In reading through the Old Testament, I’ve been intrigued with the idea of kingship. Why a king? What distinguishes a king from a leader of less formal authority, such as Moses? What sets a king apart from a judge, such as Gideon or Samuel? In the book of...

When the Music Stops

In the children’s game of musical chairs, when the music stops, we compete for space … for seats. It’s a strange game in which everyone loses except one. Ironically, in this childish game, it seems that after being declared the winner, that person is...
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