The Mystery of Good Works

Sometimes Christianity feels like a lot of pressure. Sometimes it feels like we have to do a lot of good things in order for people to know who Jesus is. It seems like our behavior has severe consequences on whether or not God is glorified in the world. When I fall victim to this mentality,…

Fixing the House

I’m listening to my husband and my son walk around the house fixing things. They declared to me, “We are fixing the house!” There’s talk of plungers, squeaky hinges, baking soda and vinegar in the sinks, screwdrivers, and safety rules about the garbage disposal. It makes my heart happy. My husband is being intentional to…

Fireworks and Freedom

I watched the fireworks last night. One child likened them to fairies. A different child called them missiles. As I watched the fire fall from the sky, I realized that in some ways they were both right. For so many of us, fireworks are almost a magical spectacle of dazzling light, a symbol of freedom,…

Attennnntion!

I’ve been watching the sun set, and I love the contrast of light and dark, the colors the light makes in the sky. Have you ever entered a dark room, wherein there is only one light? Amidst the shadows, our eyes are naturally drawn to the source of the light. We fix our eyes on…