Entries by alex

Numbers 21:4-9 From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no […]

Let’s do more lifting this year. Whoa! Who am I to say that to anyone? I know nothing of anyone’s total daily activity, work, play, or exercise. So, I speak not of these things. I will speak to myself about the type of lifting I want to increase in my life this year, and you […]

John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” At some time or another, we have all had loved ones pass on in death, or […]

My wife recently shared a few lines with me from a book she read. These words have been echoing in my heart as I was thinking about the upcoming new year. In the book, the author says that we need to praise God for the invitation to grow through learning to celebrate what others love. […]

Recently, I had the pleasure of taking my aunt out to eat for lunch at White Duck Taco. This visit was more than just catching up. I intentionally scheduled this date to ask questions about where I came from. My arrival into this world was tumultuous and unexpected. My young 15-year-old mother ran away with […]

Growing up, my favorite place in the world was the creek that runs along my parents’ house. I would always be down there with my brother and friends, catching frogs, finding rocks, or building our little imaginative worlds in it. Now, as an adult, it is a place of peace for me to stand in […]

Habakkuk 1:2 How long, LORD, have I called for help, and You do not hear? Have you ever felt like you just got it wrong with God? Like, you thought you were on the right track, hearing His voice, following the right path and suddenly everything falls apart? In 2013, my wife and I were working […]

I am drawn to quilts like a moth to a flame. The colors, patterns, and placement of the fabric of these handmade works of art mesmerize me. You might say that I am a collector. Some of my most treasured quilts have serious wear and tear, even holes in them. Others have seams that are […]

Ephesians 5:15-16 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity … “We’re going to spread Christmas cheer!” That’s how my husband started our Saturday morning conversation the week before Christmas. “We’ll make goodie bags and deliver them to people.” I wondered why we would do […]

I was fortunate enough this holiday season to have the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s off work. In a super rare turn of events, I found myself at home alone for several of those days. Our nephews were in town visiting, and both of my kiddos wanted to spend every waking moment with […]