What does a disciple look like?

I’ve been blogging this month about Christian priorities. I could probably spend the rest of the year on that subject, but I won’t.  I wanted to close this month with one final perspective. That perspective comes from an often undermentioned portion of a well-known passage. I’ve quoted this passage many times, but I don’t think […]

Remember and forget like God

My friends and I stood in line for three hours in Westwood, California, in order to see one of the premiere showings of the movie The Way We Were. It was 1973, and the mix of Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand was worth the wait! The last scene in the movie still makes me tear […]

Why don’t oil and water mix?

We were recently in Hawaii and revisited the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. To this day, oil seeps from the wreckage of the USS Arizona and floats on the water above. It is profoundly moving because so many American soldiers remain buried below.  It’s important to honor those who sacrificed their lives for this nation. We […]

Wishing You an Un-Hallmark Mother’s Day

I reserve the right to gripe just a bit about Mother’s Day. Woodrow Wilson wasn’t thinking of preachers’ wives when he signed a bill making the second Sunday in May an official celebration of moms. Sundays were always “work days” at our house. I never went to a Mother’s Day buffet that wasn’t picked over […]

A Grand Time

A “Grand” Time

There’s nothing quite like getting an email from your coworker that gently asks, “What are you writing about this week?” After a brief moment of panic, I pulled out the computer. I thought I had already written this blog post! My response: “I have no idea!” So, this will be a short “Spring Break” kind […]

Don’t Forget God’s Valentine

Most of us will celebrate and honor the people we love this week. But let’s remember to honor the One who created the concept. God is love (1 John 4:8). He deserves our first and highest commitment of love. Jesus told us that loving God was the most important commandment (Luke 10:27), and then added […]

Two words for a successful life

I sipped my coffee and listened to an interview about “spirituality” for the new year. The person being interviewed would define that word differently than I would, but she made a great point that prompted my thoughts. Her advice for the new year was not to make a resolution, but to choose a word that […]

The Big 6-0

Never has a birthday bugged me like this one. By the time you receive this blog post, I will have turned the BIG 6-0. Now, I know some of you are rolling your eyes and saying, “I wish!” But, others are thinking, “I didn’t realize she was that old.” Still, others are saying, “I know! […]