A bowl of soup vs. a birthright? It seems like a no-brainer. But how many times have I chosen momentary satisfaction instead of a gift lasting a lifetime or beyond? Continue reading Don’t Trade Away God’s Lifelong Gift to Satisfy a Short-Term Appetite
It definitely affected mine I had been going about the business of writing all wrong, and it took a confrontation … Continue reading Is Multitasking Sapping Your Spiritual Strength?
And other questions pertaining to the Christian life Nothing is more commanding than brake lights on the vehicle in front … Continue reading Do These Brake Lights Make My Rear Look Big?
In this difficult time, try the Golden Rule. It might provide you the peace you crave. Continue reading COVID-19 Can Bring Out the Best in All of Us
I left the M&Ms where he couldn’t reach them. I never thought that 1) he would reach them and 2) he would disregard doctor’s orders. Continue reading My Brother’s Guilty Pleasure Made Me the Guilty One
I search for more in all the wrong places when what I really need is less of me and more of Jesus. Continue reading What I Really Want Is Less of Me
Isn’t it possible for something to get worse in such tiny increments that I fail to recognize “worse” until it’s completely broken? Continue reading How do you know when something is really broken?
Who knew that “the change” meant I’d change my outfit in an instant — and then change it back again? Continue reading Menopause goal: Never let them see you sweat
Driving toward a strategy Driving to and from work has made me a strategic commuter. Leaving my office at 5:05 … Continue reading How can you be strategic when you don’t have time to plan?
The difference wasn’t that I added anything to my routine. The difference was that I did what I thought I had been doing. Continue reading Do what you thought you were doing
Within view of my kitchen is a banana spider in a large, often messy web. She reminds me of myself — except for the fact that I’m fairly certain she ate her husband last night. Continue reading 5 lessons I learned from a spider not named Charlotte
Thinking about my own mothering moments makes me feel 16 feet tall at times. But today, my thoughts are with … Continue reading My kids make me feel 16 feet tall
I’ve been saying it more and more often. “God, I can’t do today.” “Today” in that sentence might mean the … Continue reading “God, I can’t do today” is a statement of faith
I wrote this while stopped in traffic, so it’s probably longer than it needs to be — just like my … Continue reading Feeding my inner road rage
The irony of a freeze in Florida isn’t so much that Boston ferns can’t tolerate the cold. It’s that the freeze in Florida showed me God’s power and my lack thereof. Continue reading One takeaway from the irony of a freeze in Florida
Recently, I’ve spent most of my weekends weeding my yard, and I’ve found what I termed “a metaphor for my life.” Getting into the yard to pull weeds is evidence of the hope I’ve found in this near chaos. Continue reading My yard is a metaphor for my life
I tend to tromp hastily through life’s messes in an attempt to get them behind me. I wondered if I’d missed part of God’s message to me because of my tendency to hurry. Continue reading Look for the message in the mess
On my 10th wedding anniversary, my husband gave me a beautiful yellow and white gold necklace. I had never seen … Continue reading Even a beautiful chain can bind you