17 May 2018

Ringing Cries

When I told Patrick I was expecting our first child, he smiled and paused to think. Then he simply said, “I’m trying to imagine the noises a baby will be making in this house . . .” It was such a sweet thought and such a foreign concept to us at the time.
One of [...]

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14 Apr 2018

Jesus, Take the Wheel

Yesterday, I drove all over the north side of Indianapolis. In my final few miles of driving I found myself on a straight country road where traffic was heavy. About one hundred yards before a four-way stop sign, my steering wheel completely locked up. I could not turn to the right or to the left. [...]

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6 Mar 2018

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is something believers in Christ Jesus are supposed to understand and apply throughout our lives. We see the perfect model of forgiveness in our Savior as He asked the Father to forgive His tormentors. When we are sinned against we need look no further than His example for guidance. However, as we search our [...]

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17 Feb 2018

Balance

Balance is my dream. Webster defines this word as “an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements.” Yes! It’s all the elements of life mixed together in an attractive order. Balance. Lovely word. Wonderful notion. But how does one achieve it? And if they do, how do they maintain it?
I’m thankful that the Lord is a detailed, [...]

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26 Jan 2018

Let Your Will Be Done

For the past several months, Patrick and I have enjoyed becoming a part of a family who desire to live their lives for Christ. It has been a precious journey and we are very thankful to the dear folks of Harbour Shores Church for accepting us and loving us and letting us do “our thang.” [...]

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14 Dec 2017

The Most Wonderful Time

Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year,” yet I hear so many refer to December as dreaded and draining. As musicians, we understand the drain. Programs hit right and left requiring preparation and practice. But when we stop and think for just one moment about why we are doing all of this—every hymn [...]

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13 Nov 2017

Seasons of Change

Fall is a season of change. Every year, the tree in our front yard turns fiery orange. It’s the most brilliant display on the street but, unfortunately, it lasts only a day or two. We marvel at it one day only to look out our window the next day and find it bare. So quickly [...]

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14 Oct 2017

Preeminence

What is most important to you?
Most of the time we aren’t honest with ourselves as we answer this question. We want Christ to be in first place in our hearts, but is He? After all, He is preeminent in all things. Paul proclaims the truth of Christ’s supreme position in Colossians 1:17-18: “And he is [...]

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16 Sep 2017

Mole Holes

In the car driving home from church, I asked each of my girls what they had learned. My ten-year-old is always well-thought-out with her answers. “In my class, we talked about what it means to be a light in the darkness. Jesus is the light inside of us and we shine that light to a [...]

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14 Aug 2017

Lessons with The Maestro

I have a really old dog. Maestro is my first born and my only son! He’s 14 and 1/2 years old, and in his senectitude, he’s decided he doesn’t need to please us anymore. Many times he knows what we’re asking of him as he makes eye contact with us, but still chooses to walk [...]

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