Unplanned destinations

"You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people." —Genesis 50:20 (NLT)Joseph was the first human to be ghosted. His brothers didn't like him, so they sold him to slave traders, told their father, Jacob, he'd ... Continue reading

The sun will come out tomorrow

“I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” — Larry Bird“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” — Romans 8:28 (NLT)“Don't ... Continue reading

Where dreams lead

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey. I've been for a walk on a winter's day. I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin' on such a winter's day. — California Dreamin' by John and Michelle Phillips, sung by The Mamas and The Papas When I was young, I would sometimes lie ... Continue reading

Home, sweet home

It was always dark when we left Grandmom's house and piled into the car for the long drive home. My sister would fall asleep in the back seat, but I would press my cheek against the cold glass of the side window and watch the passing headlights of the other cars as we left the city and plunged into ... Continue reading

Choppin’ cactus in the Kingdom of God

When the President goes to Crawford, Texas, he spends his time choppin' cedar. In the rest of the US, rooting out crabgrass, with an axe, would be the rough equivalent.Prickly pear cactus is our crabgrass here in the Arizona desert. It takes over. Every so often, you have to root it out and haul ... Continue reading

Beyond the stars

Kelvin: Am I alive or dead? Rheya: We don't have to think like that anymore. We're together now. Everything we've done is forgiven. Everything. —from the movie Solaris Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven? Would you feel the same if I saw you in heaven? I must be strong and carry ... Continue reading