It’s in The Hands of God…

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation […]

Four Things To Remember to Change Your Life…

Peace about my husband’s heart condition surrounded me like a warm blanket for days before, during, and after our retreat this weekend. But this morning, I felt the familiar flame of fear’s sharp tongue licking around the edges of my spirit. Instead of starting my day with Him, life interrupted, discussion ensued, and I found […]

Got Sorrows?

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Throat tight, fiercely pounding heart throbs in my ears. Eyes wet. And that smell. Why do hospitals always have that smell? We walked silently to the elevator together after meeting with the doctor. I wasn’t sure I’d make it. My legs felt funny. Weak. Wobbly. I literally didn’t know what to say. How does one […]

Dare Nineteen… The Respect Dare


Just an inside tidbit of debated truth in our house – it wasn’t 17 frying pans. It was 27. And yes, gluttony rears its ugly head in multiple ways, at church picnics, and in keeping and acquiring. So now we have 8 pans we fry in. And while I’d love to be inspirational today, love […]

The Problem with Memories… Dare Eight of The Respect Dare

I had the lunge line in one hand, the end of the rope in the other. I quietly told my horse to lunge (walk a circle) around me to the left. She did this. Then she sprung into the air, and started to gallop. Mane tossed in the wind. Eyes wide. Both of ours. Nostrils […]

Submission? Trouble? Divorce? His Anger? What Scares You?

Running with my golden retriever two years ago became increasingly dangerous every Monday morning…Her literal terror of garbage cans and lids near the road or sidewalk resulted in spontaneous airborne leaps and jerks that sometimes left me stumbling, or at worst, falling. Given that we live in a neighborhood, there were a lot of garbage […]

Dare You to CHASE LIONS with Me Today…

Bet you didn’t even know this was in the Bible. This came from a free e-book entitled “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson. The book advertising says: “Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn’t chase. You will look back longingly […]

Should She Leave Him?

A woman shared with me recently how her husband made a purchase that was well outside their budgeting possibilities. Another revealed how her power was shut off because he wouldn’t pay the bills. And yet another woman tearfully shared how her husband was having an affair with a woman at work. And I can’t even […]

Can’t Find Joy in the Poo?

I opened my blog manager today and the reader had a quote that I’ve mistakenly thought for YEARS was original to myself. It’s something we say in our ministry all the time. We literally have it on a sign in our office. “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you do it well.“ Apparently […]