God’s GPS requires humility

Who caught my mistake last week?  If you did, give yourself a pat on the back, and be grateful for your VBS lessons!  I told the story of Zacchaeus in last week’s blog post. The problem was I called him Nicodemus (I’ve since edited it for the website). A couple of people sent emails to […]

I might have been a Pharisee

Except for the fact I’m a woman, I might have been a Pharisee.  I’m a big fan of rules, but one of theirs was “no women allowed.”  Other than that, there is a lot about their lives I might have appreciated. But Jesus didn’t appreciate much about them at all, and that gives me food […]

God’s People Need a Time-out

All kids need a time-out once in a while.  We had a chair in the utility room that served that purpose. The only things to look at back there were the washer and dryer. The “fun” was a few yards away, and the offender could hear it but not be part of it.  Fifteen minutes […]

Where were you that day?

I dropped my sons off at school and was back home, cleaning my kitchen. I chose to watch Good Morning America for some company but quickly noticed something big had happened.  I walked over to the back of the sofa with a dish towel in my hands so I could see the television better. The […]

‘For Such a Time as This’

This week, my husband and I celebrated our thirty-ninth anniversary. Next year, for the fortieth, there will be balloons! I’m not going to tell you how we “gifted” one another this year, but it screams, “Gosh, you guys are getting OLD!” The funny thing is, after thirty-nine years, we don’t need anything more. And we […]

God Knew It Would Take Effort

Three of my favorite words in the Bible are found in the book of Hebrews. Whenever I see them, I breathe a sigh of relief because those words reveal God’s expectations. Those three words are found at the beginning of Hebrews 12:14. The NIV version says, “Make every effort . . . .” The Lord […]