What Are You Waiting For?

I was feeling a little like Betty Crocker one day and decided to bake cookies. But as I read the instructions on the back of the box (yes, they were box cookies…don’t judge), I realized the recipe called for one stick of “soft” butter. Not melted. And definitely not cold which is what mine was.…

As It Turns Out, I Don’t Trust God.

My phone dinged late one evening and I looked down to see a text from a friend. “So how are you doing?” she asked. I wanted to put on a smile and type back that I was fine, but in that exact moment, I was anything but fine. It had only been a couple of…

Imagining Life Without Our Foster Princess

Our foster princess sat in her bed last night and after we went through our nightly ritual of bible reading and song singing, it was time to say our prayers.  Without hesitation she asked God, like she has done every night for nearly 26 months, if she could stay with us forever.  I would be…

Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor… Enlarge your place of tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.  Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame.  Do not fear disgrace,…

I Want It Now!

Anyone remember Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?  You know the bratty girl who stomped her foot and screamed, “I want it now!”  That is sometimes me and when I read the story of Abraham and Sarah in the Old Testament and get to the intense part where she tells her husband…

Is Anything Too Hard?

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.   Nothing is too hard for you.  ~Jeremiah 32:17 Trusting in someone you cannot see does not come easy.  It wasn’t easy for Abraham to believe he would be a father when his body was old and his…