Doing Nothing

I’m reading though a book, taking notes and prepping for a possible creative-writing course for the next school year. My daughter, fixing and fiddling in the kitchen, asks her brother a question, “What’s Dad doing?” “Oh, nothing,” is his response. He returns to his drawing. “Nothing?” she asks.“Well, he’s playing chess online,” he clarifies. And […]

That’s a Gift? How Sometimes our Hardships Are God’s Fulfilled Promises

I’ve been reading through Scripture and Advent devotionals for myself (and the kids). We are so familiar with the story of Christ’s birth, sometimes we don’t slow down long enough to contemplate the implications of Immanuel, God with us. Or how Jesus fulfilled numerous prophesies foretold hundreds of years before He came. Or that He […]