Blog Archive


I Will Follow the Star (by Ingrid Hoogenboom)

December 12, 2017

Dusk is falling. The world around me grows dark.   Sometimes I’m afraid of the dark. Accidents, crime, death. Darkness is fear.   Sometimes it feels like the darkness is …


Love (by Omar Reyes)

December 6, 2017

Because you never wrap an empty box with beautiful wrapping paper and give that as a gift. Because you never invite someone over for dinner and serve them an empty …


Hope (by Nikki Fast)

December 1, 2017

Hope.   Hopeless.   Hopelessness.   I’m having a hard time trying to recall a season or moment in my life in which I felt a real sense of hopelessness. …


Wait On Me (by Sharon Tiede)

November 29, 2017

Natural disasters, persecution, homelessness, Profound loss, sometimes senseless loss, They rain down on us all for a season. When we look to God to give us a reason. He remains, …


All In (by Monika Bossart)

November 22, 2017

Joy. Certainty. Fear. Forgiveness. Joy for the Kingdom of Heaven, awaiting His spirit. Certainty for the words spoken: words of truth, not blasphemy. Fear for the stones, poised to kill. …


Enough (excerpts by Joanna Hulzenga)

November 15, 2017

This past week, Jordan & Erin Camponi took some time to read through the account of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with their kids, Beck, Lainey, and Neva. Here is the …


Sight, Light, and MUD. (by Amy Israelson)

November 8, 2017

Sight.  Light. Side by side they stand in John chapter 9, co-mingling in the person of Jesus. He SEES the man born blind.  He also perceives you and me.  Not to judge, but …


The Other Side (by Enoch Rottier)

November 1, 2017

When reading the story of the demon-possessed man in Mark 5, with all of its subtle cultural implications, it can be challenging for us Westerners, 2,000 years after the fact, …


Rise. Kill. Eat. (by Brennan Black)

October 26, 2017

“Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”   As Peter’s fascinating vision concludes, God’s voice issues this pointed order. His command is a shock to my modern ear. Rise. Kill. Eat. How …


Broken (by Deene Webb)

October 17, 2017

When we think of being broken before God, it is a positive thing, but brokenness in other contexts is not. The brokenness that pleases God has nothing to do with …


Confessions of a Superhero (by Ingrid Hoogenboom)

October 11, 2017

Let me tell you a secret.   I used to be a superhero. I even had super powers and a shiny cape (figuratively speaking).   Super mom Super employee Super …


More Beautiful for being Broken

October 4, 2017

Kintsukuroi Lamp   More beautiful for being broken   Let me embrace this fragmentation; let me join You in searching for the shards  and watch, holding my breath, as you …