Let’s Talk - I got up one morning and said to my husband of two months, “Let’s go walking.” He agreed and we headed out to walk around the lake near our home. I began to fall behind him and reminded him that I couldn’t walk as quickly as he did. I noticed that he wasn’t saying much which began to frustrate me. Read More
Get Ready - I’ve come to understand that preparation is important. It’s important in our everyday existence. It’s important for our spiritual lives. We must prepare for what God wants to do in and through us. I think sometimes we forget that God has always been in the miracle-working business and that business is still good. We miss the miracles looking at the Read More
Change - It’s been said that it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. I’d like to suggest that this is not just for women. Changeability is a good thing, maybe even a necessity. Sometimes we get stuck in old patterns and behaviors that desperately need to change. Change begins in your mind. The truth is, your actions won’t change until your Read More
Be Still - Mind numbing….... these are the only words I have to describe all that we have witnessed recently with the destruction, loss and death caused by Harvey and Irma. It is difficult to fully comprehend the images that reach out and overwhelm us on social media and television. How are we to process all that has happened in recent weeks in Read More
Hope Lives - The events of the past few weeks have been nothing short of extraordinary. I cannot adequately put into words the effects of watching the events that have unfolded recently. From the racism and hatred that reared its ugly head in Charlottesville, to the massive devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to these recent events, I had a wedding, honeymoon Read More
Not A Fan - Not a Fan I am not a fan of the dentist’s office to say the least. Yet, it became necessary for me to have some dental work done recently. The dentist’s words did little to comfort me. “You’re going to feel pain, and then pressure,” she stated. I immediately tensed up and could feel my heart pounding. As she began Read More
The Challenge - I was reading a book once and the author talked about living in “the state of overwhelm.” I think I know where that state is located. Let’s face it, life can be challenging and stressful and feel unmanageable at times. I’m sure the state of overwhelm has many visitors. Frankly, I’d like to cancel my reservation though I’m not quite Read More
It’s Not Mine - I was going for a swim the other morning (okay, I was going to walk around in the water), when I noticed there were some people already in the pool. I was slightly annoyed because on previous mornings I had the pool all to myself and I could play my music and enjoy the solitude and the water. I almost Read More
Love It - I was reminded recently of a familiar saying among Christians that we are to be in the world but not of it. This thinking has some basis in Jesus’ prayer for his disciples in John 17:16, “They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” Too many Christians use this thinking to opt Read More
Wonder Woman, The Movie - Recently, I went to see the movie Wonder Woman and must admit I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found myself really getting into the fight scenes (literally throwing punches in the air). As I thought about it later, I wondered why I enjoyed the fight scenes so much. I realized it wasn’t so much about the fighting as it was seeing Read More