Two Things I Learned From My Mother

Their cards line the mantel, and sweet memories of another Mother’s Day are now tucked within my heart. I’m glad to be a their mother. Glad for every moment and memory we’ve gathered together through the years. My heart is crowded with love for them, and I thank God that it is. But there’s another […]

A Little Window Washing

“…we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4 We had our windows cleaned the other day. Yes, I hire someone to do them—please don’t hate. It takes him no time at all to get it done–he has his squeegee thingy, a stack of soft cloths, just the right fluid mixture. Me, on the other hand…a spray […]

Burdens and Worries: 4 Ways to Leave Them Behind

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1Peter 5:1 No matter the delivery—you know it when you get it. Whether by phone call, or snail mail, or email—you just know when the news hits it signals a coming storm. Out of nowhere, in an instant, clouds of angst take over a […]

My Porch of Peace: Learning to Let Go

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. (Ecclesiastes 3:1,5) There are times when letting go is so hard. Nine years ago my husband and I decided to move to California. […]

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 Bravery is Gone and You Just Want to Hide

When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. – Psalm 142:3 NIV I didn’t want to get up. It was eleven in the morning. The blinds were closed, the curtains drawn, and I was buried in the folds of my bed. Sunlight snuck in beneath the curtains and played […]

What Are You Taking?

“And this is the way to have eternal life–to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.” John 17:3 NIV   We’ve had quite a week here in Southern California—(San Diego County).     Brush fires gripped just about every city in the county. Evacuations, homes lost, property […]

Monday, Monday

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20       Happy Monday!       Why the excitement?   Because today is one more day that the Lord has made—beyond the egg hunts, the chocolate bunnies (ears gone by now-yum), the church services and the dress […]