What Will You Really Do for God?

But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”   Luke 22:33-34 How many times have we heard a story about an incident and said, “Well, if it […]

Finding My Way Back to Simple

  I long for a simple life. Really, I do. And I get frustrated because that clutter-free life seems to elude me. But it wasn’t always this way. In my early years as an only child, I had hours and hours to read and create and discover. When I was a young woman living on my […]

The Winter of My Soul

Long time, no words. Though I haven’t written here in too long, I’ve definitely not forgotten this blog. In fact, I’ve “thought” many posts, but never written them. In a way, I’ve been like a dormant tree in winter. I still have life in me, but not much to show for it on the outside. […]

Do What Flows Like Water

My life has been one of twists and turns and trying to figure out who I am and what God has called me to do. Sometimes it’s all so confusing. But occasionally, I have afternoons like this one. I sit quietly in my office as soft piano music plays on Pandora And I type And […]

Things We Can’t Unknow

It was the day after my daughter returned from her first mission trip to Uganda. She was unpacking and putting away her belongings. . . or so I thought. Instead I found her on the bed crying. “I have so much stuff. I had more in my backpack than most of those people own.” Those […]

Inviting God into Your Temptation

When I think of God and temptation, they seem like polar opposites. After all, James 1:13 clearly tells us that God cannot be tempted and He doesn’t tempt anyone else. And that’s probably exactly how the enemy wants us to think- that God and temptation should stay in opposite corners, never venturing near one another. […]

It’s Not about Us

It’s not about who I am or who you are. It’s about who Jesus is. If you don’t read any further in this post, that’s the point. “He must become greater; I must become less.”  John 3:30 (NIV) The other day I was reading through my Facebook feed when I noticed a particular post by […]

Why Starting Small is a Good Thing

Don’t despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. . . Zechariah 4:10 (NLT) We live in a world that shouts that big is best. This is especially true in the world of blogging and writing. The message is clear: Go big or go home. But is that the right […]

Lessons I Learned in February 2014

I’m so happy to participate in Emily’s monthly sharing of things we’ve learned. I’ve been looking forward to it, but had to wait until my new blog was complete. Since I missed January, I’m going to share what I learned in both of the first two months of the year. I learned at least one […]

Words are Sacred

I visited my 86 year old uncle yesterday. From the moment I entered his house, I knew something was up. He didn’t sit in his chair, command central. Instead, he cuddled close beside me on the couch, leg to leg, hand in hand. The doctor’s report had not been good. He had spoken words like […]