A Tribute to My 21-Year-Old Daughter

My eldest turns 21 today. I could not be more thankful to have Ann Ferris as a daughter. Could. Not. Be. More. Thankful. Not just because she is strikingly¬†beautiful, intellectually brilliant, theologically astute, dangerously witty, musically talented (instrumentally and vocally), and has the promise of a world-class¬†writer. If none of these things were true, stripped … Continue reading A Tribute to My 21-Year-Old Daughter

4 Lessons for Waiting on God’s Plan to Unfold (Luke 2:25-35)

Sometimes it feels as if God is unconcerned with our deepest hopes and dreams. Over time, we can grow pessimistic and eventually cynical about God's disposition toward us. But what if God is working in the silence? What if God actually has a better dream planned? Simeon teaches us four lessons about how to "wait … Continue reading 4 Lessons for Waiting on God’s Plan to Unfold (Luke 2:25-35)