Family

Yesterday, because of some recent developments, I was thinking about my family’s history – my lineage. As I thought about it, there was this shame that came upon me because of the decisions made by people before me and even choices I have made. I found myself saying, “Man, my family is pretty screwed up.” Immediately the Holy Spirit said, “So was Jesus’ family.” Jesus’ earthly lineage is filled with...

I Have a Table

I grew up in a blended family, the youngest of seven. Holidays were full of family, laughter, nieces & nephews who were like cousins. The dinner conversations were loud with everyone talking at the same time. Everyone in my family had an opinion and we shared them freely. When James and I started our little family in North Carolina, 950 miles, 16 hours away from family, we soon discovered the...

Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner

The Holidays can be hard. We share a meal with Sarcastic Sam. Belittling Betty. Alchoholic Adam. Political Paul. Politically incorrect Paula. Sensitive Susan. Atheist Allen. All are forced to sit around a table when the only thing they have in common is DNA. If the Holidays are stressful and even if they aren’t, here is a recipe that is sure to make your day better: Rejoice Always. Pray Continually. Give...