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
The funny thing is, Jacob–of all people–was the one God gave the special promise to, the same promise he had given his grandfather Abraham: “I will rescue the world through your family.” (But then God chooses people we least expect, as we’ll see.)
-Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible
When reading to Jude a few nights ago, I smiled as my eyes came across these words. From Genesis to Revelation, God establishes a consistent pattern: He chooses the unexpected. He chose wily Jacob to father a nation. He chose an insignificant and idolatrous nation, Israel, to be his people. He … Read more
One of the things I love about our state’s yearly homeschooling conference is the sense of community I feel with total strangers. Whether it’s shopping for curriculum, waiting in line, or sitting at lunch, more times than not, conversations spring up about our common denominator: our children and how to teach them. Someone asks their friends a question, and someone else speaks up with an answer. Within a few sentences, homeschooling parents are sharing their tricks of the trade with each other. I love it.
In the past, I’ve been on the receiving end of this wonderful gift of encouragement … Read more