On Manna, Quail, Redemption, And The Long Road Home

It's no secret that I talk to God. I've told you that before.  Over the past two years, I've done a whole lot of talking and praying, seeking and asking. When we first moved from our home, we did so out of necessity. The contract job I held was ending, and there were no jobs in my field available. We could stay and be homeless, or go... and be not homeless. And God opened a position way out in the middle of nowhere for a company that wanted me to come work for them. The choice seemed clear. ... VIEW POST

Through The Desert Series: Exodus

Through The Desert, Week 4: How We Get Out

For those of you stuck in the middle of the desert… I feel you. I feel your pain. I hear your heart and know exactly how it is to be exactly where you are. Why are you stuck here? (Because God says so.) What did you do to deserve this? (Nothing.) And the most important question: How do we get out? You're not going to like this answer. It's not a quick fix. Listen up, friend. I've been there. I've been stuck in the desert, waiting and waiting, and waiting on God to bring me out of a (in ... VIEW POST

Through the Desert Week 3: Why We Can’t Move

I can barely remember what I did last Thursday, let alone two weeks ago. So much happens in a week, a month, or even a year, and a year involving tragedy or loss can seem even longer. When we're in our desert, any amount of time is too long. Imagine if you wandered for forty years. That's how long the Israelites traveled through the desert on their way to the Promised Land. A trip that should have taken just a few weeks instead took one THOUSAND TIMES longer than it should have. Bear in mind, ... VIEW POST