Building God’s House

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. (Psalm127:1) Dear Friends, You may have noticed that image (a representation, an impression, mental picture or idol) in our culture has become a preoccupation and often an occupation. A recent article that ran in The Wall Street Journal reported a growing trend […]

The Best is Yet to Come

 “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.” Proverbs 5:18 Sometimes weddings seem to take on a life of their own by giving us a little taste of heaven: the pageantry of the groom with his attendants eagerly awaiting his beloved; all in attendance rising in anticipation as the […]

Miracles Give Birth to Miracles

Throughout my childhood and early adult years, I lived in a pit and didn’t even know it. I was raised in a single parent household, the last of four children. My mother was tired of parenting and with that came a lot of personal freedom for me, leading to a cycle of destructive choices and […]

Counting the Cost

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Luke 28:14 Last week I told the story of how God began to fill my empty bucket so that I could “love well.” This week is about the biggest obstacle I’ve […]

Love Well

I heard a message on the radio the other day about our “love buckets.” It goes something like this: A husband and a wife each have their own love bucket. They are supposed to fill each other’s bucket by doing nice things for each other, speaking one another’s love languages, serving, and blessing each other. […]

Be Mine!

Reminisce with me about those grade school Valentine’s Days of yesteryear. Remember transforming a shoebox into a glittering, doily-covered card holder? Mom would take me to the store where I’d agonize over which corny card to buy for my classmates. Were Disney princesses in then? Or should I go with the edgier Josie and the […]

Thanksgiving & the Gift of Attention

It’s already the third week of November and the fall days have raced by with the boys’ sports, Wednesday bible studies, chores, errands, endless driving, meals cooked and eaten, loads and loads of laundry done, books read, coffee and conversation with friends, and my husband??? Hmm … Where is my husband in all this? I’m […]

Getting Ready to Reign

Intersections are a good reminder that we have options—to the right, to the left, or straight ahead. Recently as I was stopped at an intersection, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight in front of me as a lady was walking her two dogs. The littler one seemed to be lagging behind, his leash […]