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By Laurel Thomas “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:19). Murky brown sky raced toward me as I drove home from the grocery store. All afternoon winds had blown a stifling […]

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Extravagant, Covenant Love

By Laurel Thomas It was a superb setup in my grandmother’s garden. I was 4 years old and playing outside when the parable of love unfolded. Not that I understood it at the time. Memories often linger with their lesson though, waiting for the right time to teach. Peony Blooms I’d buried my face in […]