Understanding God’s Promises

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Whenever I think of Isaac, I think of the young boy who Abraham took up the mountain willing to sacrifice. Thankfully, we know that story ended well; that God provided another sacrifice at the perfect time. Isaac lived. When Isaac grew up, he married a woman named Rebekah. Soon after they married, Rebekah became pregnant with […]

No Mountain too High

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In 1865, the California Geological Survey declared it “perfectly inaccessible, being probably the only one of the prominent points about the Yosemite which never has been, and never will be, trodden by foot.” It’s the granite mountain peak that stands out above others when you visit Yosemite. It’s one of the most beautiful, most rewarding, […]

Two Moms

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Since we helped purchase Dalton’s house, Dalton’s mom is frequently on my mind.  I often wonder what she is like. I often want to go to Uganda just to encourage her. Let her know she is doing a great job mothering her four children. I wonder who is telling her these things? Is anyone saying […]

The Gift

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Growing up, I considered myself a Christian. I didn’t have a relationship with Christ, never prayed, and never read my Bible, but all my friends were Christians, so I was definitely one too.  And if something bad happened to someone, I probably told them I would pray for them. And maybe I really did pray […]

What Is Lent?

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Six years ago Tim and I were living in New Orleans enjoying our first Mardi Gras season.  Everything about it was nothing like I was expecting. It was amazing.  We both got off work for a week, because it’s basically equivalent to Christmas to the people of New Orleans. There are parades almost every night […]