Deep Fried Faith

Last week, was an annual trip to the County Fair.   Each year, I do a girls pilgrimage to the mecca of delights .  We shop, eat, browse, eat, walk, eat–and then repeat several times over.  Did I mention we eat?   Have you ever been to a county fair?  Fun, aren’t they? And I […]

Jealousy Meets Love

Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. Galatians 5:56 NLT For years I’ve worked, pouring my heart into to the game. I’ve ached. I’ve cried. And I’ve ridden the roller-coaster of triumph and trial.   I’ve laid bare my soul – scattering it across the floor. Only […]

A Chainsaw Opportunity

“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 4:6 NIV     One of my favorite new “reality” shows is about a family who has homesteaded in […]

Grace and “Goodness” Glasses

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32 NIV Another argument. Another hurt. Another day. He said, she said, and they did, what? Around and around, the craziness goes. Sometimes the ride is short-lived, which is great, because it stunk, and your not sure how […]

French Toast and Jesus

“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11   My husband started a crazy tradition umpteen years ago.  Instead of the family making him breakfast for Father’s Day, he […]

Three Words To Freedom

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” – Jeremiah 31:3 NIV   It started out easy enough. Just walk up to each person in the room, greet them with a hug, and tell them “God loves you!”. Okay, I can do that. I like people and hugging. And […]

An “If-y” God

  So many of us operate in the world of “if”, don’t we?     If she is nice to me, I will be nice to her.   If he apologizes, then I will forgive him.   If I’m given a break, I will give them a break.   and so on, and so on… […]

Serving From an Empty Well

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:41-42 NIV L ook at me! I’m going here and there, and doing this and that.     I’m busy, […]