Friendship: He Calls Me Friend

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” – John 15:15 NIV This is the final installment of my friendship series Thinking about my closest friends is easy.  […]


  1941, newspapers printed war had been declared.    World War II was upon us.   2000 B.C. Moses wrote “…for dust you are and to dust you will return…, So the Lord God banished him (Adam) from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.” (Genesis 3:19 and […]

Friendship: When Friendships Fail

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.” – Proverbs 22:24-25 NIV This is part two of my 3-part message on friendship. I was a new stay-at-home mom, and the closeness and solitude (except for the baby!) of our […]


“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.”  Hebrews 13:15   Praise You in the morning Praise You in the evening Praise you when I’m young and when I’m old,   Praise You when I’m laughing Praise You when I’m grieving Praise You […]

Friendship: 10 Thoughts on True Friendship

“Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me.” 1 Samuel 20:42 NIV This is part one of my 3-part series on friendship. From the moment we stepped into the neighborhood sandbox with our toddler […]

Thank You?

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”  Matthew 25:21   Have you ever had one of those weeks where you felt frazzled and unappreciated?   How about days of insignificance […]

Depression & The Light of God

“You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” ~ Psalm 18:28 NIV Recently, I awoke to a darkness that had come upon me like a cold fog.  The feeling of simple happiness was gone, and the familiar gray I had lived with for more than 10 years had returned […]


“…but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.”  John 4:14     It has been more than a few weeks since I have earnestly opened my bible and read the words.   It has been more than a few weeks since I have deeply read a devotional.   It has been spotty […]