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Unpacking God: Resting in Testing

I am pleased to tease you today with an excerpt from my WIP (work in progress), a nonfiction book, Unpacking God.  It comes from Chapter 11: Resting in Testing … (copyright Kathryne Leach, M.A.).        The refinement of our heart that occurs during the dark, wilderness time of adversity […]

You’re God’s Dear Deer

I dreamt of deer last night. Deer are elusive creatures, so dreaming of deer means good things are coming. In it’s simplest form, deer symbolize the joys of loving Christ intimately (Song of Songs 2:7). In biblical symbology, deer represent piety, devotion, and safety in God’s care. They are a […]

Don’t Poke the Bear

“Hey, don’t poke the bear, buddy.” We know what happens, the bear fights back. Not a good place for humans to be. Discussing my elderly Dads progress with his therapist, I asked if she’d heard from his health insurance provider as to continued coverage. “Not yet” she replied. Simultaneously we […]

Ruthless Trust

Borrowing one of Brennan Manning’s book titles, today’s theme is trust, as in trusting God. The adjective ruthless means to act without pity, so using it to precede trust in this context can only mean that one must discard self-pity and abandon oneself into the arms of Abba Father without reservation […]

The Mercy Factor

We’ve all known someone with that special talent or quality that makes them stand out. Think NFL QB Tim Tebow, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino or Scottish singer Susan Boyle. It’s referred to as the x factor: an indescribable quality or a noteworthy special talent that sets them apart. […]