When You’re Afraid to Be Fragile

Fragile. It’s a word I’ve been paying a lot of attention to lately. See, the truth is, I’m going through a season where I feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually fragile. It’s a hard thing to confess. To admit your strength is wavering, and nothing feels firm, and it all makes you a little afraid. Because […]

When You’re Tired of Being a Sighing Woman

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – 4:13 ESV Early, morning light fills the room pulling me wake. I lie in bed clutching at the stillness hoping to hold the day off a little while longer. But it’s no use, my mind is already off to the races. So, with slippered […]

This Is Where It Begins

 “Go and make right what is wrong between you and him. Then come back and give your gift.” Matthew 5:24   It’s roughly 590 miles from Bryce Canyon, Utah to San Diego, CA. Driving time, about 10 hours, give or take. Words said in that time and distance—none! Well, maybe one or two about lunch […]

Tempest in a Teapot

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.  1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV Tempers. They can get the best of us sometimes, can’t they? Have you ever had a situation […]

Hope When You’re Needy and Captive

“The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.” – Psalm 69:33 NIV   No one likes to be needy. The word even sounds ugly. Needy. Have you noticed, it’s a word you tend to say with either a whine or a sneer? Ugh. We’re so against being needy, we do much […]

A Remedy for Anger

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11 ESV Anger is one of those emotions we’d rather not talk about.   There’s no good side to anger. Sure, there’s righteous anger where an injustice  may prompt us to take up a cause or pursue […]

Be an Awesome Friend, Deploy an A.N.D.

“Friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” – Philippians 4:8 MSG So you have this friend …   She sighs heavily as she plops down beside […]


“But you, O Sovereign Lord, deal well with me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.”   Psalm 109:21  NIV   I had a favorite sweatshirt.   Maybe you know the kind. The ones where you come home from work or church or anywhere else and you strip down to […]