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Prayer – the original social media

1:30 am – wide awake.  Have you ever opened your eyes and felt wide awake in the middle of the night?  Not restless insomnia; just awake.  I’m leaving early this morning to walk with a good friend, so I knew I had to get back to sleep but here are some thoughts that...

Deflecting Perfect

Have you ever woken with a start when you heard a voice talking to you out of a sound sleep? I’m not talking about the calling out like when Samuel is sleeping and the Lord calls out to him three times and all three times he thinks it’s the priest Eli. 1 Samuel 3:8-11...

Address Book Transformed

Address book transformed July 29th – the day we’ve been anticipating with excitement and dread.  It’s here. It’s 5:00 am as I write this and Tyler’s trip to San Diego is one breakfast away.  He is on his way with only the clothes on his back and an address book. ...

Future faith

Tyler’s recruiter spent some time with us last night explaining what’s going to happen for the next 13 weeks. I knew something was up when my brother (former Marine) and nephew (lifer Marine) told me, in separate conversations, Tyler will come back a changed man....

Learning to Wait

Yesterday at work I had to go to Protection Services. No, it’s not what you think. When I walked in, my ID badge was printed Exp 7/31/13 and when I walked out the date was changed to 10/1/13.  While I’m thankful for the work, I’m surprised by the third extension. This...