Bible Reading: It’s Not For Everyone (and it’s ok)

“‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” Matthew 22:36-37  NIV It’s been almost 20 years since I gave my heart to Jesus. The day I did, I was a working girl. The […]

Sometimes It’s Not About Soaring With Eagles

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me.” Psalm 18:16 Chaos in our lives can bring such turbulence, can’t it? We move day to day in relatively calm surroundings and then something can come out of nowhere and disrupt it all. A decision by a spouse, a financial hit, a wayward child, […]

When You Want to Run Away

The angel said to her, “Hagar, Sarai’s servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away … ” she replied. – Genesis 16:8 NLT Have you ever wanted to run away as an adult? I recently saw a quote that said, “I don’t know about you but I’ve thought about […]

Is A Marathon In Your Future?

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”  Hebrews 10:36 I have never, ever, ever ran a marathon. I don’t think I will ever, ever, ever run a marathon. It’s too hard, hard, hard. I’m too soft, soft, soft. Get the picture? […]

A Question Worth Asking

“Then the woman said to Elijah, ‘Now I know that you are a man of God…” 1 Kings17:24  NIV   He wasn’t in the wind. He wasn’t in the earthquake. He wasn’t in the fire. But He was there. God promised Elijah he would show up, and that He did. The Lord decided to make […]

When You’ve Got Flat-Feeling, Joke-Sounding, Ready to Quit Faith

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4 ESV   Are you feeling flat in your faith?   Do words like hope and perseverance sound like a joke?   Do you ever wake up ready to quit being the good wife, mother, neighbor, or friend?   I know I have.   When […]


    It’s not a very dynamic picture, is it?  The colors are dull and gray and no real wow factor to write home about.   This was the last picture I took during a morning of walking and talking with friends, and shooting the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.   As I turned from […]

Carpe Diem

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1 NIV     I recently saw the statement, Carpe Diem, on a university logo. It caught my attention. I thought how wonderful for that institution to remind its students of a basic tenet in life.   But then […]