Do you have faith for the future?

Do you have faith for the future?

I watched the GOP presidential debate last week with hope. After the debate, I realized my hope for our country isn’t based on any certainties. America will always be one election away from better times, worse times, troubling times, or times of peace and...
When you aren’t sure what you believe

When you aren’t sure what you believe

One of my neighbors has a sign in their yard that is creating discussion among those of us who regularly walk past it. The sign represents what most of our culture now believes. Interestingly, it represents what a LOT of people in our churches also believe.  It can be...
St. Peter’s scale

St. Peter’s scale

Wasn’t it nice to wake up this morning to ads about insurance and toothpaste instead of ads about political candidates?  I voted early this time and then kept the remote nearby so I could reach the mute button. As I write these words, I don’t know how the midterms...
Faith for the “what if” moments

Faith for the “what if” moments

Learning to follow God is a life-long pursuit. Following doesn’t feel natural and skirting around things often does. For example: I like to pass big trucks on the highway because I can’t see around them. I like to study people’s carts at Costco so I can pick the right...
Shoes for the journey

Shoes for the journey

I’m out at the lake, finishing a book. It is quiet, beautiful, and, well, “lake-ish.”  At home, I walk in my tennis shoes, but out here I wear my favorite hiking shoes. I love my Merrell’s. They are broken in. They have a steel shank with a good, sturdy sole, and...