Beyond the Red Chair Blog

Postpartum Mary

Amazement turned into wonderment.  Wonderment turned into waiting.  Waiting turned into anticipation. Anticipation turned into Advent. Then did Advent turn into doubt?   Those nine months for Mary were the most un-precedented, un-predicted months in a young girl’s...

The ONE Thing

During this busy, crazy, hectic holiday season we get worried and upset over many things, but Jesus says there is only ONE thing that truly matters, whether its Christmas or not.  So grab a cup of your favorite, get in an easy chair and have a listen to a message I...

“Lord, keep us safe!”

It always makes me a bit nervous to get on a motorcycle.  But we have this crazy group of friends who do a motorcycle trip each year and we go right along.  Yet before we log a single mile of road we always pray The Safety Prayer which goes something like this….  ...

Grandma Arms

I had to go to the mall.  A necessary evil.  My iphone was cracked and I had an appointment at the Apple Store.  It was going to be an hour and a half wait so I decided to do some shopping.  And that totally ruined my day.  I went swimsuit shopping.  I chose the one...

What Steph Curry Taught Me About Writing

I always thought if you were great at something, you were born into that greatness.  That the knitting together in your mother’s womb was crafted with threads of gold that produced extra special persons.  That you were born gifted and just grew up into that greatness....

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