Grandfamilies: Every Little Thing

You Are a Masterpiece. And So Is Your Most Annoying Relative.  A foundational truth about life in families: God treasures you. He treasures everyone in your family, too.  My friend Deidra Riggs has written this amazing book. It’s called Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are. I’m only part way through this book–because […]

Weekend Reflection: Jars of Clay

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is […]

Weekend Reflection: Forever

The Pacific Ocean 1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.2 Before the mountains were bornOr You gave birth to the earth and the world,Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Psalm 90:1-2 (NASB) It’s the weekend. Around here we remove our shoes, step into the holy, and tour the stillness. First, stop by Sandra Heska King’s […]

Mourning on Mother’s Day

 A Dim, Dim, Glimmer.  (If you came by for a poignant Mother’s Day memory, click here. A sweet mothering memory? Here.) I’ve sat with a mother whose teenaged firstborn son vanished. We posted handbills and raised money for a private investigator and hounded the media to keep the story alive. Our families had been close friends since […]

Weekend Reflection: Steadfast

Christmas Eve, 2010. Photo by Rich Lagrand. “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”Says the Lord who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 (NASB)   It’s the weekend. Around here we remove our shoes and tour the stillness. Start with […]