Better than Batman

My house doubles as a functional living space and a superhero lair. Come over and you’ll find Batman, Spider-Man and any one of the Avengers battling foes on the stairs, under the kitchen table or wherever my sons last deserted them. Superhero fascination isn’t restricted to elementary school boys. A genre that was once theContinue reading “Better than Batman”

When We Steal the Spotlight from God

When I was entering junior high, my mom bought me a book I found irrelevant and a little rude. Although I don’t remember the title, it would be hard to forget such a cheesy cover illustration—a smug-looking teen girl with a cartoon planet Earth orbiting her head. The point of the book—and the message myContinue reading “When We Steal the Spotlight from God”

Surrendering ‘Supposed to’

Guest post by Christy Britton Through this past year of writing more and contributing to different websites, God has given me an unforeseen blessing of forming friendships with other writers. (Yes, as surprising as it seems, it’s possible to develop genuine relationships through social media channels pervaded by fake or misleading content.) One of myContinue reading “Surrendering ‘Supposed to’”

The Shunammite Woman: Faith in God’s Life-giving Power

A short story in the Old Testament tells how a simple woman with a generous heart grew in faith after witnessing God work a miracle in her life. God’s faithfulness to his word led her to boldly request another miracle later on, as she faced the uncertainty of death and loss. Her intensified conviction providesContinue reading “The Shunammite Woman: Faith in God’s Life-giving Power”

Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End

It’s here. A day I’ve been simultaneously dreading and anticipating. The first day in a chain of revolutions that will repeat and progress, accelerating toward spinoff. Both my sons are now attending school full-time. They’re still under my care, still living at home. I hope to always represent home to them. But they’ve grown up.Continue reading “Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End”