foster care · Meditations

The Wisdom in Feeding Lambs

Last Monday, around dinner time, I got a call from our former case manager, who had represented our youngest foster child for over a year. She was calling about a baby that had been taken into protective custody that day. They did not have a home for him that night and she wondered if we… Continue reading The Wisdom in Feeding Lambs

Fifty-two Weeks of Wisdom

The Three Little Pigs and The Will of God

We are all “little pigs,” building our houses one way or another. We build spiritual houses, relational houses, emotional and physical houses, and wisdom is needed to build each “house” well. So what is the wisdom that builds well? What are the words of Jesus that the wise builder heeds? “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” In other words, the wise life-builder is the one who doesn’t just claim to love and follow God, “but the one who does the will of the Father.”

Fifty-two Weeks of Wisdom

The Pursuit of Wisdom is Never a Waste of Time

I have read the book of Ecclesiastes many times over the years, but this time I noticed something that I had never considered before now: Solomon was wrong about something. And in a strange way, that has really encouraged me today.