I might have looked at the stream of texts and phone calls as interruptions in my day, but instead, I saw them as a model for my life. Continue reading A Picture of Prayer When Your Life Depends on God
Sometimes I see beyond my husband’s superficial silliness to his real message — and God’s message. It’s well worth the insight! Continue reading What’s in Your ‘Book of Ailments’?
Going to a large party attended by people I wouldn’t know wasn’t my idea of a good time. Who knew it could be a “God time”? Well, probably, God. Continue reading This Is Why We Can Love Well
Habits, like cats, inhabit our lives. They take whatever space we yield to them. The trick to keeping bad habits at bay? Fill the space with something else. Continue reading Guess What Happens If You Don’t Replace Bad Habits With New Ones?
Farm to Film is not a collection of photographs but, rather, a collection of moments, captured by a camera and then transferred into beautiful watercolors. Continue reading A Book Review: Farm to Film
Inspired by the moments my friend used to express love and gratefulness before he died, I wanted to thank those who have touched my life. Continue reading Big Hearts, Small Kindnesses Make Me Thankful This Thanksgiving
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
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
My husband’s attempts to scare me are sometimes downright inappropriate. This time, I told my husband, I was taking my response to the next level… Continue reading Things That Go ‘Boo’ in The Night — Or Day
As a parent, it’s painful watching your child suffer when you are powerless to help. This poem, titled “Benched,” captures one of those moments for me. Continue reading How Do You Handle Your Emotions When Your Child Is Benched?
What if I wrote my to-do list beside a to-do list for God? Or get a box, write my cares on paper to put inside, and declare it a “care package to God”? Continue reading I Decided to Create a Care Package for God; This Is What Happened
Sometimes — like my cat — we do our duty but miss our target. Sometimes it truly stinks. Keep trying and adjust your aim. Continue reading Dear Reader, Why in the World Do You Read My Blog Posts?
The Bible’s real “Love Chapter” is Romans 8, not 1 Corinthians 13. Romans 8 demonstrates God’s love — and the powerful difference it makes to you and me. Continue reading This Is the One Love Story You Don’t Want to Miss
Just as those in Jesus’ parables looked for something that was theirs, I am looking for you. Are you my reader? Continue reading To Read or Not to Read Isn’t the Question. Will You Engage?
Cats are selfish. They want their needs met and care little about you, except to do their bidding. But how we miss them when they’re gone! Continue reading I’ve Lost Her: One Cat Who Stops Cars and Steals Hearts
What if you come to the realization that Jesus is the Son of God who came to take away your sins, moments before you die? What then? That’s what he asked me. Continue reading ‘How Can You Suggest Your Brother Went to Heaven?’ He Asked
The Shepherd left the 99 to search for the 1 missing sheep. Yes, “the one” tells us how much the Shepherd cares. But the key to that parable isn’t the number of sheep He went to find. Continue reading If Your Message Is Important, Shouldn’t You Reach As Many As Possible?
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?