Waiting Leads to a Birth

Waiting Leads to a Birth

Sometimes I wonder what was in Mary’s mind as she traveled the dusty road toward Bethlehem. For me, those last days before my children’s births were always marked by a deep settling into myself. It was as if I had drawn an invisible circle around myself and my child, narrowing my attention to the subtle […]

He Will Come–Advent Devotional

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes enter the Christmas season bracing yourself for the hectic schedules, feeling weary before it’s begun. Here at Flowers we feel the same, and we are excited to be able to encourage you this Christmas season by offering our special Advent Devotional He Will Come for only $1.99.  These […]

Faithful God

Faithful God

This spring my husband and I celebrated fifteen years of marriage, and with that nearly fifteen years of ministry. There are many who have walked a much longer road and have much more wisdom to share, but I think fifteen years has been enough time to start to see the perspective of the rear view […]

Abba-love

Abba-love

I sat in our window-lined school room where the late summer sunlight slanted across my desk. My phone blinked the length of the phone call with Jeff. These calls were few and far between. This particular conversation had been brief, yet my heart ached as I realized how bad things had actually become.  Jeff was […]

Faithfulness in Suffering

Faithfulness in Suffering

My husband and I finished reading a book from The Lamplighter Collection called The Basket of Flowers (1768) by Christoph von Schmid. The story tells of a devout Christian widower and his young daughter who get falsely accused of a crime. As they are banished from their homeland and face subsequent hardships and trials, the […]