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We live in a world with God’s creativity all around us. We see unique beauty in the many things He created. Whether we look to animals, plants or people, we see God’s creative genius everywhere. Regarding people, we see the diversity of God’s handiwork in that 75-80% are neuro-typical — their brains are wired typically — while the other 20-25% are wired differently.

The world often considers these individuals to be disabled in some way. While I certainly understand this perspective, I can’t lose sight of the fact … Read more

Broken, but not forever

As part of this month’s required reading for my CS Lewis Institute Fellows Program, three sentences from Peter Kreeft’s “The God Who Loves You” jumped out at me: “God speaks from eternity and sees us as we are eternally before Him. To us, … perfection is only in the future. But to God, everything is present.”

God is not blind to my sin – the Broken Me – but He sees the Perfected Me, the me He created me to be, the me I WILL be in heaven.

A couple of years ago I realized that, because God is … Read more

Vacation, Part II

A page from my journal…after things fell apart during our yearly family vacation…*

             Prayed. Prayed. Facedown in the motel carpet. At first I was so distressed, anxious, angry, hurt, sad, I couldn’t focus…but gradually You reminded me the battle is not flesh and blood (nothing is more flesh and blood than family)…so hard to focus b/c my emotions were all stirred up by the “family drama” as one said…I couldn’t “find” You in the dust of battle…the others left, and I put on praise music as I bathed the baby, needing the atmosphere reset…and took the music down with … Read more