February 27

OK, I’ll Trust That

  A few weeks ago, I was tasked with creating a slide show for worship. While the show played, a rendition of the song “Thank You” was performed by our choir and orchestra. It was both beautiful and moving. The week I needed to get the presentation done, there were many other things demanding my […]

February 14

Being Free

Dr. Timothy Keller tells this true story of a Highland Scot named Murdo McDonald. During WWII he was captured with another Scot and put in a prisoner of war camp, Stalag 17. Both Scots acted as chaplains and were on opposite sides of the fence—one with the British group and one with an American group. Once […]

January 28

Which God?

I’ve been watching the show “Orange is the New Black.” I’m not recommending this show to anyone because of the “rawness” of the content, but I am fascinated by the characters in the show; how they got to where they are at and what they are doing to survive. Piper Chapman, the main character, said something in […]

January 23

Fact, Fate, Faith

At noon on Thursdays, a group of us women are looking at the study called, “Me, Myself and Lies.” This past week we talked about labels in our lives and were asked to consider what our “fact,” “fate,” and “faith” labels are. The fact label was something about ourselves that we maybe didn’t ask for but nonetheless […]

January 09

Being Beautiful

For we are God’s masterpiece. -Ephesians 2:10 In the women’s study we just started on Tuesday, Beth Moore said something that struck me. “God is pursuing you!” What women (or man) doesn’t want to be pursued? We want to be wanted. I have a tag on my bulletin board above my desk at work that says, “God […]

January 01

Stepping into the New Year

As much as I love decorating the house for Christmas, I also love when I take everything down. It’s not so much the “taking down” part, because that is a lot of work. Instead it is the “getting everything back in order” part that appeals to me. I do a deep clean of sorts and […]

December 19

Holiday Death Spiral

Today I got an email from Donald Miller who talked about HDS (Holiday Death Spiral). He said it was: “That deadly infestation of lies that hits us in the holidays where we start thinking calories don’t count and budgets don’t matter.” Because, after all, whatever we do now, we can correct in the New Year. It made […]