Open the Door

This persistent little guy and a few of his friends persuaded me to share my bear claw. It made me think of how I ask God for things. I haven't always received the answers I wanted, in the way I wanted, or when I wanted. But every time I have asked, looked, and knocked, I …

Wisdom

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Everyone who follows His ways has good perception and understanding. Let your praise abide in Him forever!" (Psalm 111.10). The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom because I see there is something—someone—far greater than me, infinitely more powerful than my arrogance about …

But Now I See

Circumstances get harder, people disappoint you, expectations are frustrated, and soon you're putting up walls to protect yourself from taking more damage. In that place it's hard to see beauty, majesty, or joy. It's hard to see anything good. Hope slowly leaches out of your heart, leaving it as hard as the walls around it. …