I wasn’t picked in the final selection for the jury, and I was so relieved.
When I filled out the form provided at the court asking if there were any types of cases I might find it difficult to be a fair and impartial juror on, I...READ MORE
I was recently at a Q&A gathering where a dear woman asked for help. She had one question, really, but as all questions do, it came in a context. Her question was, “I try to read my Bible, but I just don’t get anything out of it. What...READ MORE
I have a hard time moving on to the next. Not regarding spiritual, physical or emotional growth, but to what feels like loss. I’m talking about…CHANGE. I don't like change.
All change feels like loss.
St. Patrick’s Breastplate – a powerful prayer – begins in this way:
I arise today
Through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness...READ MORE
Our home had been overtaken by fairy lights.
Christmas twinkle lights, boughs of evergreens, ribbons of red and the fragrance of pine filled the living room. It was the night of our annual Christmas Party and I was ready. I’d been...READ MORE
This isn’t a vulnerable blog. It’s an encouragement. Okay, maybe it’s an exhortation. Still…
I just received the most lovely thank-you note in the mail. It made my heart so happy. I gave a gift, but they gave an even better...READ MORE
When I hop on Facebook, which I confess, I haven’t been doing as faithfully as I want to be, it always asks me my “Status” and 90% of the time, I want to write “I’m tired.” But that isn’t very cheery or encouraging so I let that pass and dig...READ MORE
It’s getting close to the New Year and so it’s as good a time as ever to look back, take stock, sit with Jesus and together with him, ask where he’d like you to grow, to focus or to challenge yourself in this next season of your life. My desires...READ MORE
Scrooge was haunted by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future and it led to his redemption. I am haunted by the illusion of the Perfect Christmas. May it lead to mine.
How many cookies must I bake for my home to feel...READ MORE
It was to a dark world that Jesus came. Light came into the darkness. And as you know, where there is no light, darkness reigns.
Last week there was a shooting in Colorado Springs staged at the Planned Parenthood close to our...READ MORE
That’s what John used to say to me when I despaired over the disaster our home became after the whirlwind of our children passed through. Not a very flattering comparison but one I understood. And he just said it again because I had the...READ MORE
I have so much to do this Saturday morning, afternoon…day. It’s time to play catch up. The laundry is almost finished. Okay, there’s a pile on the couch, but hey, they’re clean, they don’t count. I’m close.
It’s the pile of...READ MORE
There are people who love autumn, people whose favorite season is the fall. There are people who begin to decorate for Christmas at the first whiff of coolness in the air. There are people who dream of winter and cocoa by a fire and snuggling...READ MORE
I want to clarify why I've been writing about all this Strong Girl stuff. Why #stronggirl? Because I want to help raise up a generation (even those of us above their 50’s like me) who will press through – press through sin, harm, stereotypes,...READ MORE
I don’t like stairs. I don’t do them well. I take a step up and my left knee lets me know that cartilage is a word I should understand. Still, back in May, I felt God’s nudge for me to commit to “doing the Incline”. My first reaction...READ MORE
This blog is a bit of a confession. Here goes. I thought that following God and being a Christian would lead to a life that was kind of easy, filled only with joy, free from pain and sorrow. Silly me. I’m not even sure where I got that idea...READ MORE
Summer in Colorado is a marvelous thing. The people that populate the state are some of the fittest in the nation and rate as the slimmest. Come summer, gyms empty and the outdoor activities, always rampant, explode. Hiking. Climbing. ...READ MORE
Yes, it’s a theme. It’s going to remain a theme for a while because I want to press into it almost as much as I want to press into the heart of God. (But nothing can come close to that!) This summer, I feel like I am just beginning to...READ MORE