Of course, we shouldn’t only practice our thanksgiving sitting down to a feast of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie. We know that. And I hope we practice that. But it doesn’t hurt us to recap a year of thankfulness before every Thanksgiving feast. Continue reading Well? What are you thankful for?
Do you ever feel misunderstood? Like the big, bad world is judging you by circumstance with no desire to understand your motive? Continue reading No one understands me!
Here in town, surrounded by manmade structures and, well, manmade everything, I long for the moments I can slip away and just be by myself with nature. Or even without nature. Continue reading Sometimes, I wonder if I’m two people
On my journey, I’m learning how much my thought life affects my everyday life. My thoughts aren’t as private as I think. Jesus was right, of course, when He taught that sin begins on the inside. Continue reading Are you a people-pleaser?- Part 2
I was sweating under my blanket and it wasn’t because of the leftover summer heat.
How could I have made the situation different? How could I have walked away without leaving a bad taste in their mouths? What should have I done to make them like me? Continue reading Are you a people-pleaser?- Part 1
When we serve, how many of us are merely serving ourselves? Continue reading Quiet servant
Family is such a part of who I have grown up to be that leaving home was like ripping out part of my inner being. Especially when I think of the little nieces and nephews who may never even know me well. They are the ones who don’t understand why they receive lots of cuddles one day and the next day I’m gone.
Overseas aunting stinks. Continue reading Overseas aunting
I always assumed that God forgave sinners because He had to. Not grudgingly necessarily, but because He needed to uphold His end of the bargain. Jesus, the sinless, took our sin and our shame, and God chose to look on Him and forgive us. Continue reading His pleasure in forgiveness
Her tearless story was like too many stories I’ve heard. Another rocky marriage. And she barely in her twenties. She refused to tell her mother because it would make her worry. Continue reading Only God can redeem a broken life
Whenever I read the story of the woman caught in adultery, I get caught up in Jesus’ brilliant suggestion for the one without sin to cast the first stone (Jn. 8:7).
Today was different. Continue reading Neither do I condemn you