The Promise of Sealing

Like many of you, I’ve spent time in scripture memorization plans, and I felt a lot safer when I committed Ephesians 1:13-14 to memory. “And you also were included in Christ when you heard  the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,  the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance  until the... read more

Sailing on Lake Chelan

This morning the regatta took center stage: Lake Chelan hosted dozens of sailboats each with sails unfurled–chasing the wind. To the untrained eye, the competition was confusing. What were the rules? Who was actually ahead in that jumble of sails and masts? Where was the finish line? It occurred to me that life is often like that. Each of us lives out our days, aiming toward the finish line, trying... read more