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A place to find encouragement for the journey, color for nourishment, rainbows in the wilderness.

December 5, 2019

"There are two types of people in the world," I used to tell my kids when they were younger. 


And takers. 

Which one are you?"

It may seem overly simplistic, what with all the personality tests and self discovery guides experts have come up with for understan...

November 22, 2019

Trusting God means putting yourself in situations where if he doesn't come through, you're really in trouble.

It means stepping out on weak and even fragile limbs knowing he'll support your weight and not not allow them to break, sending you plummeting to the ground.


November 20, 2019

Gravel roads make for good friends.

The kind you meet at your local tire store.

Who knew?

Twice a month, on average, I'm working on my gravel road relationships, which is to say, I'm getting to know my tire guys. And it isn't just those from whom I buy my tires--the tires...

November 9, 2019

When you ask God for a supernatural experience, and then fully anticipate one, expect flying colors.

Unearthly, otherworldly, miraculous, SUPERnatural colors.

The key is, you must fully anticipate them.

And I did.

At the risk of appearing overly enthusiastic over my recent...

October 21, 2019

"This is never going to work," I say out loud to myself as I look into the mirror. How can I possibly feel confident delivering a speech looking like, well, me?

I can't stand the way I look. I'm even less enchanted with the way I speak. And yet, I must stand up in...

October 18, 2019

Faith isn't faith unless it's backed by something that can't be proven. Right? Faith is something that allows us to believe in things unseen. It's trust without proof. 

When the term is used in association with God, and it most always is when used intelli...

October 10, 2019

It's always darkest before dawn, I've heard it said. I'm not sure that's always true but I can attest to the fact that there is often something that happens to dampen our spirits just prior to the delivery of good news.

There are often battles to be fought and won just...

October 5, 2019

Life is like a strawberry smoothie, I told my kids. It's sweet, delicious, and pink. 

Sometimes we feel its seeds on our tongues. 

Sometimes it's too cold.

Sometimes it isn't sweet enough.

But it's always good.

For a while, when my kids were younger, I used the ti...

September 30, 2019

The plane was flying way too low. It made a pass over my vehicle and just over the tops of the tall trees lining the gravel road, where it fell abruptly and out of sight. Slightly alarmed, I sped up to see where it had gone, wondering if it could be in trouble.


September 20, 2019

I choose to see it. The good in people. It's something within my control.

I choose to be it. The good that resides in me. It's something I determine.

Every day I am alive on this earth I can choose to create it, to be a force for it, to grow it exponentially. 

Good is the...

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