Weekly Devotionals

Fever

There’s been a nasty flu bug wreaking havoc in the sleepy lands of Kitsap.  It has the destructive power to turn your best day into your worst nightmare.  Death and …

Timelapse

For those of you who aren’t familiar of what a time-lapse is, it’s a video sped up so that we can see a process of something long lasting in a …

Our So-Called Knowledge

I fear we have become captive to the things we think we know.  We are deceived into an assurance that we have infallible knowledge; we are certain we have grasped …

Turn Around

Recently, a celebrity made the news for becoming highly intoxicated and making his way onto a sports field to celebrate with the winning team.  Once on the field, his goal …

Open Hands

My dog is dying.  He is a ten-year-old Golden Retriever named Diesel who has lived an important part of our family’s life with us.  He is a very good dog.  …

Home

Walking into Hillcrest on August 3, 2014, changed my life.  I was just coming off the worst few days of my life, and I felt that the world was against …

Life at Home

The other night my husband asked me an innocent enough question: “Do you like your life at home?”  I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for four years now, and it has …

Rainbows

My esteemed colleague Amber Joan Miyasato shared a compelling and rich thought last week about the presence of a rainbow and how God uses them to communicate the faithfulness of …

Worry

Here in Washington, we often see rainbows.  Being from California, I didn’t get many opportunities to experience them because, well, there’s not much rain. Rainbows are a sign of hope …

Keeping a Light Heart

I love a new year.  I realize that January 1 is really just the day after December 31, but it feels like a clean start.  I got my new planner, …