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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Dare Nineteen… The Respect Dare

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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 to spur Continue Reading

Dare You to CHASE LIONS with Me Today…

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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 on Continue Reading

Should She Leave Him?

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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 Continue Reading

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 Zig Continue Reading

Small Things…

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Small moments that make up the entirety of a day have become to accumulate. And somehow, it is Wednesday afternoon already. I wrote for a post on PeacefulWife.com for tomorrow. Actually He wrote it – I'm so stinkin' brain dead and tired I know I had little, if anything, to do with it... I love how Continue Reading

Can You Trust Him?

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So today's the day. We packed up clothes for the week, and a pillow pet hippo, and left around 5:30am. And we've been sitting here in the hospital surgery waiting area for a while. No news yet, but gobs of prayers.  Meanwhile, back behind those doors over there, a team of experts is inserting Continue Reading