How to Change the World

My son surprised me last night by asking me if there is human life on other planets.  I was already more than half-asleep and certainly not expecting a late-night discussion on the probabilities of life in outer space.  I told him people have been asking that question (and making movies and books about it) for

Forty for Forty!

Today, January 4th, 2017 is a very special day.  It is the 40th birthday of my beautiful friend and missionary to Ireland, Kendra Baird.  Happy birthday, Kendra!!  Even on her big day today, Kendra and Randal are at a missions conference, representing Europe and the great need for the light of the Gospel to penetrate

Even Elizabeth

Funny how two words of Scripture, read countless times over the years, suddenly and unexpectedly jump off the page, alive with new significance.  I wonder how many times I have read the first chapters of Luke over the course of my life?  December and Luke 1-2 go together like peanut butter and chocolate (unless you’re

The Christmas Tree

The middle of December!  I feel like I blinked, and the sand in the hourglass of 2016 has almost run out.  Before the final grain is gone, I wanted to say “Merry Christmas!” to each of you, and pray that you are able to savor this beautiful season even while juggling the added busyness it

Need a Miracle?

A dear friend of mine recently told our family a story from her childhood as we sat together around our kitchen table, enjoying a variety of desserts, strong coffee, and games.  She shared that when she was 5 years old, her young heart was inspired by the words from the movie Peter Pan that if