The Joy (and Power) of Knowing You’re Not Alone

Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” –  C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves I spotted the young boy across the produce section. He stood next a shopping cart, with his three sisters, as dad studied a grocery list. The boy moved […]

Burdens and Worries: 4 Ways to Leave Them Behind

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1Peter 5:1 No matter the delivery—you know it when you get it. Whether by phone call, or snail mail, or email—you just know when the news hits it signals a coming storm. Out of nowhere, in an instant, clouds of angst take over a […]

What I Learned in August

Do not be satisfied with God’s calling or His gifts in your life. Be satisfied with Jesus Christ Himself. -Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man Did you know the word August comes from the Latin word Augustus, meaning “consecrated” or set apart? It seems an unlikely word for a month stuck in the haze and laziness of […]

When The Mountain Won’t Move

“But even if he does not…” Daniel 3:18 Oh I like day hikes! They bring peace and pleasure to my weary soul—something about trekking around in God’s creation. However, it’s been a tough year for me in the whole walking realm. An injury, a surgery and the recovery kept me down and indoors. But I’ve […]

My Porch of Peace: Learning to Let Go

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. (Ecclesiastes 3:1,5) There are times when letting go is so hard. Nine years ago my husband and I decided to move to California. […]

Compare No More

“Everything God creates is good…” 1Timothy 4:4 Of course, she entered the room right when I was stuffing a tortilla chip into my mouth. This woman. She beamed like a new sunrise and displayed a body to die for in a spectacular dress. All eyes turned her way. Thank God, I guess, since they didn’t […]

How to Wait Well

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. – Psalm 130:5-6 NIV There are times when we are desperate for something to happen. When our insides itch for more than ordinary breathing […]

“Shhh, Listen To Me”

“Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live.”  Isaiah 55:3 I popped into the mall the other day to do a little shopping. As I walked along the rail of the upper level, my eye caught something below. You know those play areas for kids; the climb on, crawl around, […]