Tag Archives: Messiah

Real People, Real God— Moses, Part I


     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: Most of you are probably familiar with Moses’s story, but we’re going to tackle this long and important chunk of Scripture from the perspective of how Moses (and the stories of Exodus) fits into the overall story of the Bible. We began our … Read More

A Family Tree And Its Trunk


Every family has one—the primary trunk of the family tree—the person who creates and maintains communication and connection between the whole family. In many families, it’s the mama. We didn’t understand this dynamic until my mother-in-law died of cancer in 2007, when she was fifty-nine years old. Far too young and way before our family … Read More



     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: The story of Jacob’s son, Joseph, is familiar to most of us and can be found in Genesis 37-50. It’s also been told to children and adults through fiction in a myriad of ways. The Dreamworks movie, Joseph: King of Dreams, is one … Read More

Family Feud by Lindsey Kirk


  Welcome to my podcast co-host, Lyndsey Kirk! Thanks for writing today’s post for us! One of my favorite TV shows to watch is Family Feud. I like trying to guess the best answers to the questions. I like the funny things people say. And with a hilarious host like Steve Harvey, the show can … Read More

Writing From Dry Bones


Greetings, Y’all! It’s been a busy August, and September looks to be just as crazy. Since my last blog post, I’ve moved across the country, attended two conferences, started editing the rough draft of Isaiah’s Daughter, and this weekend will help my daughter’s family move into our basement. All of these are fabulous things, real and true … Read More

REAL PEOPLE, REAL GOD— Determined Jacob


     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: A REAL Man Runs for His Life Our story begins with Jacob fleeing, determined to escape Esau’s wrath. Though our REAL GOD intended Abraham’s Covenant to be given to Jacob, Esau is rightfully angry that his brother stole the blessing and not-so rightfully vows to kill Jacob. Mother … Read More

What Happened to the Un-Chosen—Esau & Others?

SI Cover- Griffey Jr.

Roy got a Sports Illustrated magazine in the mail last month with the cover story, “Where are they now?” Inside, the feature article showcased lots of athletes from the late 1900’s in their current-day circumstance. Some, like Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, were rich and famous (not necessarily a good thing) while others, like Super Bowl icon William … Read More

REAL PEOPLE, REAL GOD – Isaac’s Twin Boys


     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: Today we’re going to talk about a very REAL FAMILY—Isaac, Rebekah, Esau, and Jacob. They were a mess. As always, we’ll see how our REAL GOD shows up in the midst of their mess. What are the REAL PEOPLE Doing? When today’s story … Read More

When God Gets Real: Isaac and Rebecca

Our new home in North Carolina

We’ve just sold a house, bought a house, and are preparing for a cross-country move from WA State to North Carolina. While in NC looking for that perfect home, we offered on a new construction. Log cabin on a hill, beautiful view, perfect. The offer fell through, but Roy and I somehow knew God had … Read More

REAL PEOPLE, REAL GOD – Abraham’s Sacrifice


     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: Thanks for joining Lyndsey and I for this week’s podcast. Instead of writing out the long script of notes (I’ve gotten several “unsubscribes”), let’s try just a short outline of the content. The real heart of our message—and the message of God’s Word—comes … Read More