on the promises of growth and green fields.

You can find this post at it’s original home, and other favorite place to hang out on cyberspace, The Rising!  big thanks to Phil Frigon for letting me use his stunning photos!  Every spring in the Flint Hills of Kansas, when wind is unusually slow and the promise of summer introduces itself once again with eachContinue reading “on the promises of growth and green fields.”

saying yes to being eternally set free

[post originally published at my favorite home-away-from-home, The Rising.] What does freedom in Christ mean? If I am free, then why is it not okay to do whatever I feel like doing? If freedom doesn’t mean that I can do whatever I want, then what is it for? Galatians 5:1 says, “For freedom Christ hasContinue reading “saying yes to being eternally set free”

five choices to turn this Christmas week upside down

See this post at it’s original home The Rising. This week a lot of hurt is highlighted and identities are shaken. We say, “My love won’t be enough, I need to buy them a little something more. The house doesn’t look good enough, I need to get busy. This year wasn’t productive enough, I needContinue reading “five choices to turn this Christmas week upside down”

lessons in living Advent

“And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer nightContinue reading “lessons in living Advent”

beyond the myths: a real look at homeschooling

Read this whole post at The Rising!  “Homeschooled children have greater potential to work outside the box because they are educated outside the box.” — Thomas Purifoy I just went to my first official classroom only two weeks ago, and I have been schooling at home for the past twelve years. Homeschooling is widely misunderstood. IContinue reading “beyond the myths: a real look at homeschooling”

the big, glorious picture: a context study

These three verses that we’re going to look at are rich and valuable and not worth simply dismissing. But they are also used in many, many different ways and are often out of context. Let’s be clear: this is not a mandate to never use these passages in only one certain way. The last thingContinue reading “the big, glorious picture: a context study”