We Need Different.

9/7 ((from Jessica)) “Well that would be a cryin’ shame if they padded those nice wood pews!” I can still hear those hushed and huffed words tumble from her mouth. And to this day, I’m still not sure if they shocked my soul and marked my memory because I’d never heard a tense tone spoken…

The Bridesmaid of Christ.

9/6 ((from Megan)) I have come with one purpose To capture for myself a bride By my life she is lovely By my death she’s justified I have always been her husband Though many lovers she has known So with water I will wash her And by my word alone So when you hear the…

The Color of the Kingdom.

9/5 ((from Natalie)) Late in September 2007 my husband and I, happy newlyweds, set out one Sunday morning to go shopping, church shopping.  We liked the thought of walking to church together each Sunday morning so we just picked a place close by.  We were immediately welcomed!  Everyone noticed our new faces.  It was an odd feeling to have…

His Beautiful Bride.

9/4 ((from Kate)) It was there in the bulletin: “We’re leaving soon! After the bake sale to raise funds for fuel!” The rocket is ready, and we’re going to take our church to the moon. There’ll be no one there to tell us we’re odd, no one to change our opinions of God, just lots…

To See We Must Ask.

9/3 ((from Abbie)) Entertaining angels… reminds you of the Newsboys song, doesn’t it? It also conjures up a series of magical thoughts – glowing men and women with wings standing over us in a translucent way. Is there really such thing as angels here on earth? Do we encounter them? My answer: I don’t know….

Ebenezer Stones

09/02 ((from Eve)) “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, ‘Till now the Lord has helped us.’” 1 Samuel 7:12   Here in 1 Samuel, Israel has just walked through a season of repentance and God has delivered them from their…