Managing Risk: Out of the Boat

There are some situations in life where being purely practical just isn’t going to cut it. I know I run the risk of stirring the pot here (and that’s what the comment field below is for), but when you’ve lived a good portion of the last six years “out of the boat” so...

Blogs That Inspire

As a mom of small children, having a few “go to” blogs has definitely helped me maintain sanity and balance. Whether it's been sitting in a waiting room at the pediatrician for an hour or trying to stay awake during the ninth feeding of the day, the...

Living the Dream

A friend of mine updated his Facebook status yesterday to “Living the Dream.” It caught my eye because I happen to know this guy pretty well and I honestly don’t think he is, in fact, living the dream. I know a bit about what this friend wants to be doing with his...

Resurrected By A Word

  Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And Lazarus came out, bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”   (John 11:43-44) The Bible contains a number of stories about people being...

The Power of Agreement

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree down here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them.”   (Matthew 18:19-20) There is power in...

Are You Covered?

“Then we turned around and set out across the wilderness toward the Red Sea, just as the LORD had instructed me, and we wandered around Mount Seir for a long time. Then at last the LORD said to me, You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough;...