July 9, 2019

Years ago I lost a contact in a swimming pool.

Something was in my eye after trying to adjust my swim mask and I unintentionally popped that sucker right out into a massive community pool. 

The contact lens was tinted blue.

It was our neighborhood pool, a couple of blocks...

April 18, 2019

Connie looked at me across the conveyor belt in her checkout line at the Mart.

Find everything you needed?

Staring at the ombre plastic eggs, nerf gun, and gummy bunnies, I thought there is no way.

I smiled and told her I think something’s gotten lost, something’s missing...

March 6, 2019

Real life and real problems beat us about and threaten like dark clouds overhead. There are serious storms, legitimately large problems lurking—moments of our lives when the fact that we were never in control finally becomes an unavoidable truth.

February 27, 2019

Why is the wages of sin death? JP addressed this as he continues the COTA series on the Life of Jesus.

December 24, 2018

I realize as I stare that all that is left on this Eve is the crown. It is the final piece and with it we are to crown Him King.

September 8, 2018

This learning curve is steep.

New job, all new terminology, volumes of unfamiliar acronyms and unfamiliar operating systems are a tad overwhelming.

I could chalk it up to a lot of things— age, background, disposition—but it is now a moot point. In the last three weeks I...

July 10, 2018

My husband will not willingly go to a doctor.

While this is not an uncommon trait, particularly among men, the circumstances that make him actually go are the kind that will mentally and physically undo the normal, average human.

Several years ago I was talking to an acq...

May 9, 2018

“We can forget: God may not affirm our desires, but He will firmly nail those desires to the cross and affirm the rising of Christ through those desires. And the beauty of Christianity is—what dies will rise. When you’re called to a cross, God is always calling us to o...

April 16, 2018

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your...

March 27, 2018

“For while we were still weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR...

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