a change in my thinking

Where to start . . . ? Lately, from the most unexpected places, I've been encouraged to write again. I've had friends (who don't know about this blog nor have ever read anything I've written) say "Micah, it's vital that you write during this time. God wants to download things to you, and they will…

A New Season

There have been one or two points in my life where it felt like God was clearly changing things and shifting me/us into a new season; I could feel it so strongly even though I had no idea what was actually shifting. That is the only way I know how to describe what is happening…

to know Him more

Blogging is an odd thing for me as I don't write so that my words will be known, but I write so that I can finish processing my thoughts. Each post is a set of thoughts that have come about after weeks of thinking and praying; I hope they bless others. Yet they're truly just…

Fear or Truth?

"Fear is based on a lie; deal with the lie and fear will die." Arthur Burt As quick as I am to learn things (saying this sarcastically), I recently had the revelation that fear can't exist where there is truth. Yet in this day and age, when society tells us that there are no absolutes…

pioneering

When I was in school, our school mascot was the Pioneers. I wish I had a photo to show you of that mascot, but all I have is the cover from one of the boy's school books. So hopefully you all know who the American Pioneers were and how tough it was for them. If…

working from a place of rest

The title of this post is a reminder to me of why I named this blog, "The Beauty of Progress." I've been writing my thoughts here for almost 10 years, and I truly can see progress. And if there has been one consistently running theme over these ten years, it has been my desire for…

stewards of hope

I wrote a huge post today, and then I decided to not post it. Funny how that works. But sometimes, writing is just good for one's soul and kept for one's eyes alone. Yet the need to process more is still there, so here goes. . . are we stewarding hope? I am not joking…

am I owning the truth about myself?

As it's Easter Sunday, I've spent a lot of time thinking about Jesus today. And as I was tiredly cleaning a refrigerator spill and trying to get my kids a quick dinner, something that occurred to me is that Jesus owned our mistakes and our garbage. In every way possible, He took our burden and…