Love So Deep

  The little guy couldn’t believe what he saw. It was a brand new world for him. God knelt down and said, “You’re here for a purpose. You’re part of my plan.” The little one said, “Ok, but I’m so small, I’m scared I won’t be strong enough.” God said “Don’t worry, I’ll protect you. […]

But I Wanted Spaghetti Squash!

“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14 NLT I’ve written about my garden in the past. It’s a cathartic effort for me. Even between the grudging work of pulling weeds and tilling the soil, there is something to be said about putting your hands […]

Words Are Your Wardrobe

“Trees are swayed by winds, men by words.” – Joan Aiken, The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories We sat across each other in the almost-empty coffee shop. In quiet voices, we shared stories of our childhood. Not the happy parts like Sundays at the lake, or eating peach upside-down cake, or of freedom […]

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 […]

When You Don’t Always Like What You See in the Mirror

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:30 NIV I know sometimes you look in the mirror and don’t necessarily like what you see. My daughter wrote these words in my Mother’s Day card. A pang of shame and guilt rose in […]

The Name Game

Have you seen these games on the Internet that award you a nickname? They take your personality then spit out a random title. In the end, you’re either some crazy Viking warrior or an obscure heir to royalty. Funny how we never end up with a title like “17th Century Rodent Killer.” Now that’s one […]

Leave Her Alone!

“He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”  Hebrews 11:6 NIV       What would your day consist of, if God were standing beside you telling your adversaries—Leave her alone!   What would it look like?   Think about that for a minute. If you had the biggest, baddest, strongest, bodyguard EVER—standing right there with […]

How Beautiful You Are!

“How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful!” – Song of Songs 4:1 NIV   The One who created the heavens and the earth in all their magnificence created you. And if you are His beloved and most prized possession – loved more than any rock, cosmos, or sea, why do you believe you […]