When You Feel Like You’re In Exile

"The Flight to Egypt" (detail) by Carl Spitzweg

It’s been nearly a year since my husband and I moved our two young daughters out of the only home and neighborhood they’d ever known. My belly was bulging with our third daughter in utero as I packed at least five boxes daily. (Was I nesting early?) The need to move was on the fore of our minds for about […]

In the Valley of Tears

“Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.” We live in a valley of tears. But what a valley!! It’s beautiful. And yet, it still leaves us thinking there […]

Book Review: Walking with God

If someone approached you unexpectedly and asked you to tell them the story of salvation history—the story of God’s interaction with His people and His covenant promises to them begun in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New—would you be able to recite the story to the questioning individual without hesitation? Or would you stand there with a half-terrified, […]