He will tend his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms. The hallway outside the room where your brothers sleep is a long one, running the entire length of the house, on the front side, down to the room where your...

Today I tried God's way: a soft answer to turn away my child's wrath. Soooooo. THAT works. *Insert a million real cry face emojis* Sigh. I've been a parent for 7 years in about two weeks. Our oldest is turning 7. So, expert I am not. However, I just figured THIS...

Have mercy on me, O God,
 according to your steadfast love;
 according to your abundant mercy
     blot out my transgressions.   The deck chair slowly rocked back and forth, my feet propped up on the seat across from me. I have an open jar of peanuts next to me,...

The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands (of generations), forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of...

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and...

I woke up early this morning. On purpose. I actually set my alarm for 6:30am with the intent of waking up. And then, after it went off, I actually did get up. In spite of the tiredness that remained in my bones, I got out...