Remain: God, Our Refuge

Many summers ago, Larry and I took our three sons to Colorado. To a one bedroom cabin with no internet. No cable TV. And one tiny table built for two. Needless to say we spent lots of time outdoors–which was the point of the trip. One afternoon, however, we planned for a day “in.” EagerContinue reading “Remain: God, Our Refuge”

Remain: Dwelling in the Secret Place

My brother is a true-blue outdoorsman. When he fishes, he’s all in–wearing shorts with lots of pockets for all the tools of the trade, toting huge tackle boxes full of hooks and lures that sparkle in the sun. When he hunts, he’s no different–getting up long before the sun to sit in cold duck blinds,Continue reading “Remain: Dwelling in the Secret Place”

Inhabit: A Place to Dwell

I’m not sure what I felt, exactly, as I watched the scene through our bus window–a heap of concrete where a house used to be. A home bulldozed by soldiers acting on behalf of their government, ”officially” because the family failed to wait for approval before adding a room. But really because of their ethnicity.Continue reading “Inhabit: A Place to Dwell”

This Year I’m Gonna Dwell

Choosing a Word of the Year might be a bit in vogue among Christians. There are, after all, websites created to help you find your word, Instagram posts that encourage your choices, and bloggers (like me) who mention it frequently. It’s true–sometimes we choose a word to keep us free of FOMO–that fear of missingContinue reading “This Year I’m Gonna Dwell”