Chosen

While reading through Exodus 35 recently this verse jumped out at me: “Then Moses said to the Israelites, ‘See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,’” Exodus 35:30 (emphasis mine). Imagine that. Imagine being called by God to...

When Parenting is Holy Work

God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:3 (NLT) “Mom, can you make a window for me?” The little voice was calling me from across the living room. Sighing, I turned from my laptop in the kitchen and...

Recalibration

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,” Philippians 3:13. The start of a new year is an important time for recalibrating and refocusing on the...

Jesus Was A Carpenter

A relatively new phenomenon that men and women in my generation are experiencing is something called a quarter life crisis. Instead of waiting til we’re 40 to break down as we reflect on the choices that got us to where we are, at which point we’d take a leave of...