Challenge for the New Year

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” –credited to John Shedd, 1928 As I sit in the quietness of my home and contemplate the new year before me, this quote is a challenge.  It takes me back to the Israelites in the book of Joshua. God…

God IS Love

God IS love.  Love is not something He does, it is Who He is – an intricate part of His character.  He cannot be separated from love. Therefore, the instructions and warnings we read in His word have their basis in love – the love of the Father seeking to protect His children from that…

The Gospel According to Ellie

There was a beagle named Ellie.  She was new to our home, a gift from a relative, and she came to us as a completely untrained young adult.  She challenged my exercise routine and my walk with God. Beagles are drops of laughter from God’s creative heart, and Ellie was no exception.  She loved life…