Tag Archives: Messiah

Bargaining with God by Lyndsey Kirk

I got into a bargaining match with my dad once when I was about 8 years old. It did not go well…for me. As I recall, we were driving home from having been out to eat for dinner, and I was desperately pleading for some ice cream from the back seat of the car. After … Read More

Real People, Real God – Abraham’s Sign of the Covenant


     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: REAL PEOPLE Make a Plan To begin part two of Abram’s story, let’s jump ahead about 10 years. We read about this plan in last week’s blog (if you need a refresher, CLICK HERE): Abram and Sarai have grown impatient in waiting for offspring, so … Read More

Embracing Your GPS—Sarai & Hagar


I was on my way to speak at a pastors’ wife’s conference and made the grave error of relying on my phone’s GPS for directions. Why was it an error? Because the conference center was so far into the mountain foothills that my phone lost reception. When I lost my cell signal, I lost my … Read More

Real People, Real God: Abraham’s Covenant Calling


     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE:  REAL PEOPLE Leave their Homeland To get a good understanding of Abram’s story, we actually need to begin with his father, Terah. Genesis 11:31: “Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son … Read More

From Noah to Abraham—Is Comfortable a Crime?


A toddler cuddles a satin-edged blanket. A teenaged girl cherishes her grandmother’s heirloom ring. A father bursts with pride while his son helps him restore a ‘57 Chevy. Why prefer the frayed for comfort? Why seek the familiar for security? My husband sees no reason to discard a t-shirt until it’s riddled with holes and … Read More

Real People, Real God – Noah

     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: REAL PEOPLE Grow Weary Let’s start at the very beginning of Noah’s life…how his father named him.  “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.” Genesis 5:29 So, Noah’s story begins with … Read More

Nature or Nurture – Adam to Noah

05-20-16--Mesu elementary

I went to a small consolidated school system in central Indiana. My house was surrounded by cornfields on every side. My future husband lived five miles east in a tiny, no-stoplight town where “good” families lived on the north side of four-lane US 40 and “bad” families lived on the south side of town. In … Read More

Giving to Live

05-13-16 willow tree family

     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: Roy and I haven’t really given each other gifts during our thirty+ years of marriage. In the early years, we barely had enough money for groceries, so homemade birthday, anniversary, and Valentine’s cards were the best we could do. We’ve never exchanged Christmas … Read More

Faithful In Season


For many of y’all, spring has fully arrived, and you’re anxiously awaiting summer. Here in my neck-of-the-woods, we’re never sure what the day might bring. Sometimes rainy and 50’s. Other times sunny and 70’s or even 80’s. Believe me…I’m ANXIOUSLY awaiting the Pacific Northwest’s full-blown summer. Does anyone yearn for winter’s bone-chilling cold? Maybe not, … Read More

Podcast – Adam and Eve

Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE:  Through-the-Bible Character Series Thanks for joining our first study in the new podcast series. Lyndsey and I will systematically chat our way through Old Testament characters, telling the Bible’s single story of God’s desire to reveal Himself and relate to humankind. Today, we’ll start in … Read More