You’d think by the time you’re old enough to be a grandparent that you’d have this lesson engraved in your brain. Not so much. Why do we struggle? Continue reading The Self-Esteem Lesson I Learned From Wrapping a Gift Too Creatively
God can use simple — and beautiful — experiences to impart inspiration and life lessons. Today, I had that privilege. I hope it touches you, too. Continue reading If You’re Wondering How God Could Use You, Maybe This Will Help
Tori the Cat can seem quite selfish in her persistence to get attention, but this intense focus she has reminds me that I, too, should seek the hand of my Master. Continue reading My Cat Understands the Power and Blessing of Her Master’s Hand
I don’t handle criticism well. I aim to be perfect to avoid criticism. I aim, not attain it. Which God knows. And (oh, my wounded pride) so does my husband. Continue reading Correction = Love in God’s Math, but It’s Harder Than Algebra
When my cat took over my lap and kneaded her claws into my thigh, she did much more than scratch the surface. She penetrated my heart. Continue reading The Cat Analogy: Short, Sweet, and to the (Clawed) Point
Trust in the COVID vaccine seems an apt illustration — a tangible and timely one — for our dependence on Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Continue reading Faith in Jesus Is Like Trust in the COVID Jab
We feel a certain pride when we’re able to fix something ourselves and save money doing it. But sometimes DIY isn’t the best option. Then what do you do? Continue reading It’s All Fun and Games Until Your DIY Project Goes Up in Smoke
“I am training you to listen and act so that I can co-create with you as we write.” That’s what I heard God say to me. Continue reading Before You Can ‘Trust and Obey’ You Must Listen When God Whispers — How?
In my fear and distress in the midnight hours, I had missed the details in the description that might have calmed my fear. Continue reading How a UTI Showed Me What Truth Looks Like to an Unbeliever
Caleb had audacious faith. Faith enough to silence the naysayers all around him. Faith that God could win the battle for a prize piece of land. Continue reading What Must You Conquer to ‘Possess the Land’ God Has Promised You?
Five years ago, I gave a speech that reveals how my decision to do the right thing led to reconciliation with my brother Scott. Continue reading So You Want to Reconcile With Someone You Once Loved?
Have you ever felt stuck? Unable to move forward? An experience at a traffic light moved me into gear so I could get this body in motion. Continue reading This Is Why You Should Make Small Moves in the Right Direction
Our talents are not our property; we are simply God’s servants stewarding the gifts He has given us by using them well. Continue reading The Best Way to Appreciate a Gift Is to Use It Well
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 Chose a Phrase Instead: “Jesus, take my head.” “Let me have your head,” the massage therapist told me. She … Continue reading Have You Picked a Word for 2020?