In the desert but not deserted: Part 1

I titled my book Content to Be Good, Called to Be Godly. It’s not a great title, but I could never come up with anything else. I published it with Tyndale about thirteen years ago, and then our ministry bought the rights so I could update it and do a reprint. This week’s blog post […]

Spiritual Pilates

My husband and I just returned home from our much delayed anniversary trip. We spent ten days in Hawaii, and it was wonderful to relax, rest, and restore our souls. And then it was time to come home and get back to work.  Honestly, after one week home I’m thinking I need another vacation! Several […]

Work and rest: God meant both for joy

If King Solomon wondered about something, we should too!  If you have been reading my blog posts for a while, you know I am a big fan of King Solomon. I’m not unaware of his weaknesses; I am just a huge fan of his wisdom.  King Solomon asked, “What gain has the worker from his […]

When God whispers

My blog posts this month are about listening to God.  He speaks to servants who listen.  But sometimes God whispers.  Why is that? GOD’S WHISPER IS PERSONAL  When did you last whisper to someone?  Chances are, it was someone you love. We don’t whisper in the ears of strangers. God whispers to those he loves […]

Look backward to move ahead

I worked at a toy store during my first years of college.  One day, I watched a little boy stray from his dad. Dad was feeding baby sister, and big brother was asked to wait on the bench with him. He promised his son they would go into the toy store as soon as sister […]

It’s time to take a break

What does vacation 2020 look like for you?  The cruise industry has been sending catalogs lately—for 2021.  The airlines are making adjustments—but I’m still not ready to get on a plane.  So, I’ve decided I need a good staycation. I need to rest, but, most importantly, I need my mind to rest. 3 steps to […]

When Your Cup Runneth Under

Do you sometimes feel like you view this world from the wrong side of the glass?  I watched the news and almost every story related to the death of Kobe Bryant. I found myself wondering about the others who were on the helicopter. Everyone’s life matters. Which of them had a relationship with Jesus that […]

God Didn’t Need to Rest

God didn’t need to rest. He chose to rest.  He wanted to set a great example for all of us.  But, as is typical, most of us don’t follow his example very well. We were created to sleep. Did you know there is a National Sleep Foundation?  There is an interesting article that you might […]

That First Fire of the Season

I peeked at the thermostat and shivered. It was 48 degrees on Saturday morning at Possum Kingdom Lake. So, I turned on the coffee and reached for the fireplace remote. A few minutes later, I sat quietly with my warm mug, watching the flames and enjoying every moment of the morning. October was a blur. […]