My Father’s Hands

My Father’s Hands

It was an especially crisp afternoon, that bracing fall atmosphere in which children love to play. There was just a hint of chill in the air as I raced through the crunchy, colorful leaves to try out our new rope swing. Earlier, my father had thrown the rope up over...
A Thanksgiving Healing

A Thanksgiving Healing

My hand instinctively swept over my lower left abdominal quadrant. “Oh, no,” I thought to myself. “Not now!” As the morning proceeded, the familiar, sharp pain increased. Soon I was doubled over and left the kitchen to recline in the living room. It was Thanksgiving...
God’s Word Is True

God’s Word Is True

“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19 NIV.  The Bible makes a claim that God cannot lie. I used to think this meant that He can’t...
Finding God’s Favor For Today

Finding God’s Favor For Today

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to live as a favored child of God? Well, it is, and answering a few more questions will help us unpack this blessing. What is the favor of God? Favor comes when someone takes notice of you and turns his gaze on you. God’s favor...
God Sees Me

God Sees Me

My husband, Nick, and I are in Thailand!  Yes, we’ve got two different conferences to attend for work, but in between, we’re also taking a break to enjoy Thai food, tropical breezes, and sunrises over the ocean.  My mom was recently hospitalized with yet...
God Makes The Ordinary…Extraordinary!

God Makes The Ordinary…Extraordinary!

Read Matthew 5-7 Autumn! It whispers to me to come out and see. There is an old wooden sign in my laundry room that says, ”Come and sit with me and watch the birds and the butterflies.” Summer humidity is not my friend, so when the days become crisp and...
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