When I Look at My Kids – Part 1 (God’s Disposition Toward Us)

As a young adult, I dreamed about all the things I would teach my children.  I vaguely remember preparing so that I could answer their questions and tell them that thing would make them look at me with wonder and amazement.  I thought, “all they have to say is ‘thanks dad, you’re the smartest dad…

As For Me and My House?

by Laura Forehand The 4th of July.  America’s birthday.  All my life I have been taught to respect this country in which I live.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that… necessarily. Yesterday, as I was perusing through my Facebook feed, I happened upon the above saying.  My heart immediately sank. It sank…

The Broken and the Beautiful

by Laura Forehand I think we can all agree that if you believe in God, you also believe He is a pretty big deal. Truly. I mean all you really have to do is go to church on any given Sunday or open a bible to one of the many stories of the miraculous things…

Poem – It Wasn’t God, It Was Me

When I was a kid, I used to burn ants with a magnifying glass.  Actually, it was my glasses, but the effect was the same.  Later, as a teenager, I would shoot sparrows out of the tree next to the church with my friend Jeff and his pellet gun.  It was fun to me and…

Finding My Vision

Vision has always been an issue for me.  For as long as I can remember, I have had strong glasses and “issues” with my physical sight.  My parents first had me tested when I was sitting inches away from the television.  I remember wearing prisms on my glasses because I had a “lazy” eye; but…

In Search of My Father

by Laura Forehand I must admit, since seeing the trailer for “A Wrinkle in Time”, I have wanted to go see it.  I really don’t know why.  I never read the book. Maybe it was all the special effects and beautiful lights I saw in the trailer.  Maybe it had something to do with time…

Finding My Acceptance

I have always loved the Sermon on the Mount. At the urging of a friend, I slowed down and bit…this is what I found in the first Beatitude….

Swimming Upstream

I have a love/hate relationship with Walmart.  I love the fact that I can buy almost everything at a reasonable price.  Their mission is, “Saving people money so they can live better.”  That might be a stretch, but they certainly have most everything I need at the very good prices.  I can buy things in…

The Courage to Rethink

Where I grew up there were lots of guns. Most of us guys even had a gun rack in the back window of our trucks — this usually carried a shotgun and some type of rabbit gun or deer rifle. I never had a lot of money for a gun and I was probably more…

What is God Like?

My image of God has probably changed over the years. They say, our image of God is shaped by the conception we have of our father. We project his face onto the face of what we perceive about God. Often our misconception is also rooted in our understanding and interpretation of Scripture. Depending on our…