Making a Home

May the beauty of the Lord our God rest on us;  establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.  Psalm 90:17  “Your house reminds me of my grandma’s.”  As a 22 year-old newlywed hosting friends for dinner, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the comment. The “house”…

Loved Already

The 12-pound black-haired baby had ridden all night on a train through the vast Chinese countryside. She was giddy with exhaustion and passed serenely into my arms. I stared into her familiar eyes—eyes I had stared at for countless hours in grainy orphanage photographs. Who are you? I wondered. Of course, she was my daughter,…

His Perfect Plan

By Kara Williams Many are the plans in a man’s heart,  but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)  Every person reading this has received the time-gift of living through the past decade: ten autumns and winters, springtimes and summers; 3,652 sunrises and sunsets; air filling and leaving your lungs over a…