It’s OK, God Knows

We were on our way to church. I was in the passenger seat. A rarity on this morning since both my husband and I are moving in different directions and towards church at different times on most Sundays. Behind one of those loud cars. A souped-up version of a car of old I once had. [...]

Through You They May Know Him

I didn’t know if I could do it. Yet again. Have another conversation with another grieving relative. The fourth in less than two weeks. Countless in the last couple years. The number of people who had lost loved ones due to various reasons over this pandemic is astounding. The number of times I have processed [...]

Welcomed As You Are

Saturday morning started as any other morning. Cleaning. Listening to music. The same playlist I always listen to. And then I heard it. A song. One I had undoubtedly added because at some point it had touched me in much the same way it was now. Had me stop. Think about the words. These words: [...]

WWJD: Do Good Anyway

Though they stumble, they will never fall,    for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:24, NLT David. David was the chosen King. Anointed to be King as a young boy, at the surprise of his brothers. His brothers who all believed they should be chosen. They were older. Stronger. David was just a shepherd boy. A [...]

You can have the world. I choose…

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:26 Fame. Fortune. Fun. Doing whatever you want, whenever you want. This is the message the world provides. Do this and you will be popular. Be like them and you will be [...]

How not to be forgotten?

Have you ever taken a look through your senior yearbook? Glanced at that superlative section? The one that listed the best looking? Most athletic? Best dressed? Most unforgettable? Then wondered who they were? Because well...you forgot them. I have been thinking recently about this: What makes someone unforgettable? Or in the same way, what makes [...]

WWJD: Pray for those who hurt you

I went to therapy the other day. I am not too proud to admit that I am a Christian. A mental health provider. A pastor. And I am in therapy. I can imagine that during this time of upheaval and isolation many people are. As a therapist, I can attest to the growing numbers. So [...]

Leaving the shame behind

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 We had started over. My husband and I that is, in many ways. But in this case, what I am talking about is a devotional we had started afresh. The devotion to intentionally read. One I mentioned a while back [...]

So what if I am beautiful?

Can you begin to hate a word? Like cringe every time you see it or hear it? Has that ever happened to you? Because it had happened to me. See, I had begun to hate a word. I hated what this word had come to define in culture. What the world had taught women about [...]