Inspiring Fathers: Jacob

When I think of Jacob, the father of the 12 tribes of Israel, I don’t think of happy things. Instead of a positive role model or a devout believer, I think of cunning and deceit. I think of someone who can be trusted to see to his own best interests, not an inspiring father. But … Continue reading Inspiring Fathers: Jacob

Inspiring Fathers: Isaac

At least 10% of couples deal with the heartbreaking reality of infertility. We desire children, we long for children, we pray for children. We seek the help and guidance of doctors and other medical professionals when we aren’t able to easily conceive or carry children. We try hormone injections and surgeries, IUI and IVF, donor … Continue reading Inspiring Fathers: Isaac

Inspiring Fathers: Abraham

Abraham. The patriarch of the Jewish faith. Through him we get the nation of Israel. We get the people God inspired to write the Bible. We get the Messiah. Through the story of Abraham we learn that God doesn’t call the perfect or even expect perfection. We get the story of a man God chose … Continue reading Inspiring Fathers: Abraham

Inspiring Mothers: Hannah

Sometimes you hear a story that penetrates all your defenses and strikes straight at your heart. The story of Hannah is such a story for me. It is not a comprehensive story but it is enough. More than enough, actually, because a lot of life is packed into a few short paragraphs of 1 Samuel. … Continue reading Inspiring Mothers: Hannah

None Like Him: Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent

Everyone has their covid school year story. This is mine. I drop off the older girls at elementary school. I go home for 30 minutes. I drop off the youngest at preschool. I go home for 40 minutes. I pick up the older girls from elementary school. I go home for 40 minutes and cram … Continue reading None Like Him: Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent