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Feasting, Fasting & Facebook

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Several years ago, one of my sisters decided to give up Facebook for Lent. She inspired me to do the same. It seemed like an easy choice, to relegate giving up social media for Lent to the same trivial category as giving up gum, soda,... More

What You Think About Matters

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What do you think about while you are driving to work, doing the dishes, or taking a walk?

I was standing at the sink one day, washing the dishes, mulling over my problems one by one, and getting more frustrated by the moment. That is when t... More

Bridles, Bits & Prayer

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered!
How joyful is the man
the Lord does not charge with sin
and in whose spirit is no dece... More

The Mind of Christ

Sunday, January 15, 2017

To be created in the image of God is no small matter. How I wish that our minds could comprehend the enormity of it all; but since we use maybe 15% of our brains at any given moment, how will we ever know?

Consider the imagery those with nea... More

Salt & Light

Monday, January 02, 2017

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus describes His followers as the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world". The very first stop on our tour of Galilee is the grassy hill that has been established as the probable location of these teachings... More

Beyond Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Reverend Howard Thurman framed Jesus’ proclamation from Isaiah 61:1-2 in this captivating poem, set to music by Dan Forrest. I am so guilty of getting caught up in the angels and the carols and the star... More

Behold His Glory

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Several years ago I completed a 3-year study curriculum that goes through each book of the Bible, at the fast pace of one book a week. We studied Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the 12 Tribes, Noah, King David, and Queen Esther. In Leviticus we learned abo... More

Nothing is Wasted

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

John is the only Gospel writer who includes a certain phrase in telling the miracle of the loaves and fish. This phrase recently caught my attention. For days now I’ve reflected upon it, prayed over it, and researched the context. It occurs in Joh... More

Waiting on the Lord

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

As the mother of two extremely energetic and active boys, I confess that the idea of waiting often seems like a luxury. Our little family is moving at warp speed through each day. Mixed within that rapid pace are pressing needs. I am often pushed... More

The Fragrance of His Knowledge

Saturday, October 15, 2016

“What’s Your Fragrance?” It is not uncommon for one woman to ask another that question. She may have just walked past you and a whiff of your fragrance lingers on. What she really means is, what is the name of your perfume. Perhaps she is longing... More