It was just another summer evening. Tired at the end of a long day, we wanted to have a quiet evening at home. But, we had this nagging sense we would be sorry if we didn't exchange the comfort of our chairs for the sand and waves waiting for us at the beach. So we hopped in the car for the 5-minute drive to Lake Michigan.   We only expected to be there for a just short while, but ended up staying until after the sun set.     You can usually count on it being cooler by the lake than in our wooded location.  But, it's been noticeably cooler even at home the past few evenings, … [Read more...]

  This past week was a bit challenging. I could psychoanalyze it. Or I could choose to look at the people and events through God's eyes. To be honest... the former is much easier than the later. You see I need to lay my pride down to do that.  I need to let go of my righteous indignation.  I need to let God's word and the Holy Spirit open my eyes not only to the situation... but to my heart. And more than anything I need to let God transform my heart.     Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a faithful spirit within me. and provide me with a spirit of willing … [Read more...]