​ Joshua 1:1 Joshua son of Nun We don't know much about Joshua's family tree. All we get is his father's name, Nun. Before Nun there's none, at least on paper. In the same way many of us don't know our ancestors. We are so future focused that we forget our heritage. To neglect our history is to neglect our story. When my grandma was two she almost drowned twice. The first was at Lake Michigan. An undertow grabbed her and started dragging her out to sea. Panicked, her mom just barely caught her by the fingertips. With that last breath I would have never experienced my first. The second time she fell into an outhouse. (Any way to drown is awful but this has to be the worst). Once again, her mo

The Call to All

Joshua 6:3 “March around the city once with ALL the armed men. Do this for six days.” This past week, I was surprised to see a car flipped over in my neighborhood. The driver cut the corner a little too sharply and one of the tires blew. We all know that in the case of an emergency you’re supposed to grab your phone…and take a picture. I’m embarrassed to say that my knee jerk reaction was to document the situation…. mainly to show my kids the dangers of driving too quickly in a neighborhood. I felt convicted right away and began to pray for the anonymous people in the car. I started wrestling with the question: When did we become a culture of observers? We see people pull out their cellphone

Fearless Faith

​ Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go” On May 4th, 2017, I found out that Moody wants to publish my book. My knee jerk reaction was "May the Fourth be with you!" Star Wars quip which was quickly followed by disbelief and fear. It was a yay/yikes kind of feeling. I felt like a mom who just found out that after a year of trying, she is finally pregnant. I was excited about the "baby" but suddenly realized what that meant. There would be stretch marks, morning sickness, labor pains and an extension of me that would take on it's own identity

Following Well

Numbers 11:28 "Joshua ... had been Moses' aid since youth." Long before Joshua had a book named after him, he was Moses' side-kick. People didn't know him as just Joshua. He was Joshua, Moses' aid. His identity was wrapped up in the more popular Moses. He must have felt like many other side-kicks, somewhat like an appendage of the more popular hero. No one thinks of just Robin, it's always Batman and Robin. Have you ever felt like that? Are you known as the "wife of", "friend of", "employee of", "child of"... so and so? Do you feel like your identity is some how an extension of someone else? A recent hobby of mine is taking pictures of people wearing superhero themed clothes. What's interest

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