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Surviving or Thriving in 2020

Surviving or Thriving in 2020

Wow. 2020. The memes are endless about what’s happened this year, and so is the hate and shame. Oh, the giggles I shared with friends over the memes. Oh, the ugliness I continue to see over the hate. The judgment and condescension. And I’m not talking...
Fighting Fear God’s Way

Fighting Fear God’s Way

One summer, I joined a group of ladies on a retreat at a beautiful camp not too far from my home. The weather was sunny, the food delicious, and the friends enjoyable. The camp provided several activities, including a rock wall that led to a short zip line. I have...
Bloom . . . Right Where You Are Planted

Bloom . . . Right Where You Are Planted

You might have noticed that I have a problem with pithy sayings. Over the last couple of years, I’ve blasted through more than one (Click here to read what I think about “Follow your dreams!”) I get it. Really, I do. Short sayings are easy to...
Perfect. But . . .

Perfect. But . . .

I gritted my teeth and held my tongue. I didn’t want to, you understand. I wanted to lash out at this man before me who was unleashing his anger upon me. I wanted to strike back in kind. I wanted to hurt him as he was hurting me. In that moment, I did something right....
For This Child I Have Prayed

For This Child I Have Prayed

My kids are now twenty-one, twenty, and (two-weeks from) seventeen. All three are strong-willed in different ways, and we all experienced some tough years as we worked to mold them into God-fearing, high-functioning adults. As we’ve been in and around churches their...

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