Category: Eyes Toward Home

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Tuesday 7th November 2017

How To Live a Life of Meaning and Intention

How To Live a Life of Meaning and Intention

Lydia turns 16 in a week. All the things about getting older have been coming true. I have to close my eyes tight to remember how it felt to strap her into a car seat, or to lift her from the crib. We’ve walked a long stretch of life since those early days, when I charted […]

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Tuesday 29th September 2015

the extravagant invitation we’ve all been waiting for — #TellHisStory

your mess

So, I’ve been having this dream. And in the dream, there’s a long table stretching out under an open sky. The heavens are coated with stars, so many that we don’t need to light the ivory tapers that someone twisted into those crystal holders. The table is covered in a white cloth that blows in ...

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Tuesday 15th September 2015

Stuck? Do the next thing — #TellHisStory

Stuck? Do the next thing -- #TellHisStory

“Let’s run a marathon,” she said. She propped her elbows on the table, and rested her chin in her hands. The restaurant’s candlelight danced in her eyes. Behind her, the moon cut a perfect circle through dead-of-winter’s velvet sky. My sister-in-law waited for my answer. I didn’t exactly ...

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Tuesday 18th August 2015

Keeping the Faith, When Life is Hard – #TellHisStory

Keeping the Faith, When Life is Hard - #TellHisStory

The news came like it often does: straight out of a clear-blue sky, like a thunderhead that wasn’t on the radar. The radar on Pam and Ken’s life looked pretty clear: They had been married 43 years, had huge hearts for ministry and had a bunch of grandchildren who adore them. (Proof: Ken drove ...

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Monday 17th August 2015

Hope for You, If You’re Going Through a Season of Loss and Change

Hope for You, If You're Going Through a Season of Loss and Change

Something wonderful happened last night. I re-remembered something I had re-forgot, and it happened during a Sunday night worship service with my family. This wasn’t our church, but we’d come to hear the last of a two-part message being delivered by our new friend, Adam. Before the ...

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Tuesday 16th June 2015

#TellHisStory: Your Sacred Yes

#TellHisStory: Your Sacred Yes

Her braces needed tightening, so we drove to the city. It still takes me by surprise when she sits in the front passenger seat beside me. Wasn’t it just yesterday I was buckling her into a rear-facing car seat? All the things about getting older have been coming true. I see her out of the ...

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Tuesday 26th May 2015

#TellHisStory: When You’re Carrying a Heavy Burden

#TellHisStory: When You're Carrying a Heavy Burden

Dear daughters, No one was ever designed to carry her burdens alone. That’s what I thought when I watched the two of you to carry that pail of rocks to the shore.  You volunteered to help carry the weight of someone else’s world for a few hundred steps. I hope you never forget how ...

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Friday 1st May 2015

You’re Making a Mark on the World — 100% Guaranteed

You're Making a Mark on the World -- 100% Guaranteed

A photo of camels marching across the desert appeared in my Facebook news feed the other day. An aerial photographer had taken the photo at sunset, about 10 years ago. National Geographic magazine named it one of the best photos of that particular year. Look closely, though. There’s more ...

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