Ever Been Exhausted?

And sick? And have too much to do, with no one else to do it but you? All at the same time? Boy, do I know how you feel. So in the midst of my self-induced pity party this morning, while reading Proverbs 6, God taught me two things: 1) I needed to stop whining and get to work; and 2) I needed a Continue Reading

the respect dare – and a lack of respect

Picking up Christmas wrapping on my hands and knees, marveling at the lack of effort from anyone else in my family, I seethed with anger and resentment.  Masters degree, fabulous part-time career (that could have been full time if I had wanted it) three great kids, house in the suburbs,  and I felt Continue Reading

the respect dare … and little things

A young man with whom I am well acquainted and I had a rather disturbing discussion.  Without being too specific, let's just say that an incident occured in which a lack of common sense resulted in a small catastrophe.  I realize that individuals under the age of 25 are lacking in the frontal lobe Continue Reading

the respect dare … and His blessings

After the morning run today, and after filling my head (and heart) with His Word, I rested near our garden pond and listened to the water cascading over the rocks into the water.  Glancing back toward the house, I caught an interesting reflection in the large bay windows.  The reflection of a large Continue Reading

the respect dare… for non-Christians

So today, I had a discussion with someone at great length about how she can't possibly respect her husband - he needs to earn it, he hasn't done anything worthy of it...etc.  Problem is that she's not a Christian, so I had to approach her from a different angle...she didn't want to hear anything Continue Reading