stop at this post if you could use some life and encouragement…

ou’ll notice today’s feature image is of our home; it’s the physical equivalent of what I hope to teach through this blog – a beacon of light pointing to life and grace and promise. This little house, nestled in the woods at the end of a cul-de-sac, is the retreat center and sanctuary where Rebekah and I are equipped to live “the life that is truly life” in a practical sense from day to day. Continue reading stop at this post if you could use some life and encouragement…

Rainy Day Perspective…

Today is one of those days where there’s a lot to write. I can either prepare three separate posts, or I can summarize via subheadings in the one entry. Okay, here goes. First, I have a short post about rain and perspective. Then, probably this afternoon, I have a few things to share in response to our “Ministry Exploration Fair” at church. Finally, probably late … Continue reading Rainy Day Perspective…

“More Max than Michelangelo” – immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine

As a living testimony, we are certainly more grace than works. But that’s okay, because we want our lives to tell the good news story honestly. Continue reading “More Max than Michelangelo” – immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine

best recipe of the summer so far – you’ve gotta try this!

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. – Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 Right now I’m basking in the glory of an unsolicited endorsement that has warmed my heart. No, not one of my books, but my cooking. … Continue reading best recipe of the summer so far – you’ve gotta try this!

Grandkids: packing a full week of action into twenty-four hours!

My job as Grandaddy Derek is to love David and Beks with the cumulative love of all these decades, to nurture them spiritually in ways I’m only now beginning to grow into, and to share with them the stories I couldn’t possibly have known thirty years ago because I had yet to live them. Continue reading Grandkids: packing a full week of action into twenty-four hours!