Stories from a Good Life

Ordinary people – extraordinary God
  • The Gifts We Give

    The Gifts We Give

    What kind of gifts would Jesus appreciate? What does he want from me?

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  • From “Once Upon a Time” to “Kingdom Come”

    From “Once Upon a Time” to “Kingdom Come”

    2020 was prophesied to be the perfect vision. The double portion. Blessings upon blessings. Voices from all over the world proclaimed 2020 to be the year of fulfillment and jubilee. Nevertheless, this year will be recorded worldwide as the worst year of this generation. It will be remembered for loss and grief, fear and uncertainty.…

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  • Looking for My Neighbor

    Looking for My Neighbor

    Saturday mornings make for good talks in our household. Some get up early. Others choose to sleep in. But eventually, we all get together for a cup of coffee and a late breakfast. And we talk.  Each one brings their thoughts and questions to the table, not expecting simple, shallow answers, but rather searching for…

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  • What’s Your Season?

    What’s Your Season?

    To everything there is a purpose,A time for every purpose under heaven.Ecc 3:1, NKJV I remember studying viral outbreaks and their impact on society. I was 17 and my biology teacher said, “You don’t have to memorize the details, it’s not like you’ll ever see a pandemic in this part of the world.” Right.  Who…

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  • Family in Times of Trouble

    Family in Times of Trouble

    Because family share more than daily routines. We share longings. Victories. Defeat. Vi rejoice together and we mourn together. We celebrate each other’s victories as if they were our own. Because they are.

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  • Joseph’s Christmas Letter

    Joseph’s Christmas Letter

    This is our very first Christmas letter, and I know that you’ll get it late. Which is unfortunate, but we’ve been busy. You see, we have a newborn!

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  • Breakthrough for the Brokenhearted

    Breakthrough for the Brokenhearted

    She was wailing. The sound of a deep-felt grief welled up, forming a tsunami wave that threatened to crush her. The others held their breath as they watched her fight.

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  • You Don’t Owe Me Anything

    You Don’t Owe Me Anything

    It struck me as I came home this weekend after a few labor-intensive weeks: I’m not looking forward to resting. It’s gonna hurt.

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  • Receiving Someone Else’s Story

    Receiving Someone Else’s Story

    Sharing our story provides us with a certain distance which allows us to observe ourselves and our walk of life. And as we do, we see the Way Maker at work in our lives, paving the way from Once Upon a Time to Kingdom Come.

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  • How God Sees Our Lives

    How God Sees Our Lives

    We are getting ready to welcome another group of students to the Bible school. It’s an exciting time of the year. The staff will gather together and pray for the students as we listen in for God’s word over each and every one of them. It’s nice getting to know them as they really are,…

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