Every once in a while I find myself ruminating on a piece of scripture in a curious sort of way. Not that ruminating on scripture is curious, rather I mean that I get curious aboutRead more
Messy lives. Messy relationships. Messy problems. God is present in the middle of our mess. Messy piles of problems surrounded this year. Like a mental game of the wooden block building game, I picked upRead more
Autumn 2008 ~ Western North Carolina. A whispering wind shook the trees as if to announce her arrival. Amber, orange, and crimson leaves glided down and carpeted the ground. Autumn had arrived in all herRead more
When we heed the Holy Spirit, we’ll radiate the joy and peace of Christ, not the searing pain of regret—like me in my exfoliating disaster.Read more
When you hear a sound like marching feet in the tops of the poplar trees, be on the alert! That will be the signal that the Lord is moving ahead of you to strike down the PhilistineRead more
A substantial part of the success of many institutions rises and falls on its leadership. Entities like countries, teams, companies, families, non-profits, and churches. And sometimes even in our own individual lives when we needRead more
It’s that time again. No, not the “let’s go look at fall colors” time or pumpkin-spice latte time. Not even jack o’lantern time. Well, actually it is time for all of those, but I’m talkingRead more
Do you ever get discouraged at how problematic the world has become? Perhaps your heart sinks at the avalanche of troubles burying you, your family, or your friends. And you may be thinking that evenRead more
My husband spent a number of years in church leadership. I’ve seen him serve and I know his heart and I believe God gifted him as a leader. But he has stepped out of thatRead more
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.
He leads me in paths of righteousness.
He leads me in the ways of peace.
But sometimes …Read more