Who is to blame?

Who is to blame? As I wrestled with the rope knot on the tarp covering our boat, two thoughts fought for the lead spot in my brain. The first thought, given that it was Memorial Day and this used to be my dad’s fishing boat, was of the man who taught me to fish. I […]

When you’ve been wronged…

We often think that emotional injury isn’t supposed to happen in marriage, but when you’ve been wronged, or when you hurt the one you love, the Bible’s pretty clear on the course of action that is to follow: Forgiveness. We’ve heard it said that Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to […]

Good Mom?

The boy stretched his arms upward in expectation. “Carry me, Mommy,” he said. Instead of lifting him, the very pregnant woman squatted next to him and steadied her swollen body. “Oh, I wish I could, sweetie,” she said. “Mommy’s too pregnant to lift you for a while. How about we hold hands as we walk […]

You are Invited… into Perhaps The Unthinkable…

Abuse. Rape. Bullying. Assault. Poverty. Debt. Identity Theft. Worthlessness. Fear. Covetousness. Discontent. Malice. Strife. Murder. Unforgiveness. Do you have a list like this? Most people have a “bucket list” of wondrous things they wish to do before they die. What many fail to realize that as long as our buckets are filled with the garbage […]

Becoming Like Jesus… through The Respect Dare (Part 2)

So today I’m breaking down Katy’s “small” experience with respect. I stand back in amazement at what God can do in the “small” things. Luke 16:10 tells us, “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” […]


Last night, one of my teen boys came up from behind me when I was getting ready for bed, and sheepishly told me, “I’m sorry I was so rotten when we were doing math…” “I forgive you, baby.” He’d been angry, but I knew it was at himself, and not me. He doesn’t like to […]