God With Us

* This is the manuscript to my sermon from this morning. I delivered this message at my church, Chestnut Grove Baptist, for our final Advent candle – the Christ candle. I post it here for those who might be wondering, in the wake of current events, just where God is when we need Him. *… Continue reading God With Us

One in the Cuckoo’s Nest

Every once in a while, when the world seems to be spinning at a billion miles an hour and the circumstances of my life seem more than I can bear, I have this little ritual I do that helps me slow things down and take them in stride. It’s nothing fancy, really; it’s not even… Continue reading One in the Cuckoo’s Nest

My Children, My Salvation

I’ve been trying to think of a clever way to make this post a little less obvious, to make it subtle in its reference to the anniversary of my daughter’s birth/death. Can’t think of anything. Today would have been Ruthanne’s seventh birthday. It’s weird, but it doesn’t hurt today. I don’t feel like I have… Continue reading My Children, My Salvation