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 […]

A Wedding Celebration

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.  Jesus’ mother was there.” John 2:1 NIV   It’s the beginning of wedding season (at least here in Southern California).   My family celebrated the union of two into one.  It was a wonderful day and evening.  A beautiful bride, a handsome groom, […]


“Oh Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:12   As soon as I put the key into the hole, I could tell right away that the box was full.  From years of routine, I have come to know when the open space inside is filled to capacity.  I turned the […]

Ditching Despair

“Arise, let us go.” – Matthew 26:46 NIV   February.  The time of year when resolutions start to fade and the possibility of another chance at “greatness” starts to get fuzzy.   What am I doing?  Where am I going? And why do I feel like the wheels are turning, but the road just isn’t […]

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 […]

Gray Days: Thoughts on Discouragement

“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 When our children were little, we spent many hours reading together.  One of their most favorite stories was Dr. Seuss’ My Many Colored […]

Megastore Mercy

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 (NIV) It never ceases to amaze me how God uses our everyday comings and goings to teach us about His character.  […]