Late one evening, while driving home from a banquet that had been held to celebrate the end of the latest basketball season, I heard a voice pipe up from the nether-regions of my dark and messy Explorer: “I didn’t get to eat.” I forced my face to stay forward, eyes on the road, while I … More The Forgotten Feast
Throughout the weeks of Lent I spent the first minutes of each morning before lit candles and a cup of coffee with a simple, yet profound, book in my lap: The Promise of Lent Devotional-A 40 day Journey Toward the Miracle of Easter by Chris Tiegreen. I remember well the day I purchased it. It … More Finding Joy in Seasons of Grief
As a now “older mom” among many of my friends, I found myself in an odd and often lonely season of motherhood. It is so easy to make friends when our kids are little. Playdates at the park or story times at the library are the perfect conditions for forming friendships around the common experience … More If You Lack a Mentor: In Gratitude to Sally Clarkson
Every year, as Summer heat beats down and yet another plant dies from lack of water (because by August I stink at gardening), I vehemently declare that Autumn is my favorite. Cooler temps, sweaters and jeans, hot chocolate with marshmallows…and the Autumn leaves. Simply beautiful in every way. But then Winter comes. At first it’s … More Spring Emerging: Finding reassurance in God’s faithfulness.
In Luke 8, Jesus is surrounded by a crowd of people who want to see him, touch him, and be healed by him. Word had gotten out about the miracles being performed by him and curiosity runs rampant throughout the cities and villages through which he travels. He shares parables, one about the Sower, another … More When you have Christ’s full attention.
My everyday tasks are made more simple when decisions are straightforward. … More Less is…less.
I knew He would do it. He always does. Every year I look for it. In songs, in books, in billboards even. I wonder if I am grasping at straws or just making it up. Is it a product of my imagination? How will I know when it is the one and not something my … More The Word for 2018
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5 In the crazy of moving during this, the most busy wonderful time of the year, I have struggled to keep my sacred mornings with the Lord. In fact, four days before we moved my desk got packed … More Eyes forward.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going. John 14:3-4 If you had asked me what the absolute worst time I could imagine to squeeze … More The Making of a Home
She sat with my daughter, bent over the canvas with a brush hanging from her lips, peering critically at every detail of her work. Wondering if it was good, or maybe even (dare she hope?) great. My daughter and I looked at it from a few feet away…amazed at the depth and perspective in her … More Perspective.