Conntecting the Dots

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Why Christmas Brings Bliss to Me

Christmas week has arrived! We finally put up our tree and a few decorations yesterday, so things are lookin’ festive around here. This morning I rose early and sat on my favorite leather loveseat with Bible and coffee in hand. The tree’s lights cast a soft glow across the room. Ah, bliss! You know what… [ read more ]

3 Characteristics of True Friendship

What does true friendship really look like? I guarantee it runs deeper than Facebook. Here are three characteristics that I glean from the friendship between David and Jonathan: “One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him. Jonathan went to find… [ read more ]

Seeing the Invisible

Have you ever faced and overcome a major challenge or seeming impossibility? If so, what inspired you to keep going through the hard times? In 1999, my dad suffered two severe strokes within a couple of weeks. The first caused him to fall from the ladder on which he was standing and resulted in a… [ read more ]

Can God be Trusted?

Over and over again, God invites me to trust Him with every detail of my life. Truth is, I don’t always do it because it’s scary sometimes…especially when I don’t understand how the puzzle pieces fit together. The Israelites felt the same way. We know that’s true by their negative response when God told them… [ read more ]

Voices – Part 1

I’ll always remember the voice on the phone that day: “Why do you bother doing what you do? If I were you, I wouldn’t even have tried.” The woman was referring to my writing and speaking ministry. Her words so shocked me that I didn’t know how to respond. The conversation ended moments later and… [ read more ]

Keep It Simple Sweetie

Here’s an article I wrote called “When Our Kids Hurt,” posted on Crosswalk.com today! Check it out. http://www.crosswalk.com/parenting/11626980/ Sometimes we make Christianity ‘way more difficult than it needs to be. Rather than complicate things with our manmade rules, we ought to remember the acrostic K.I.S.S. – “Keep it Simple Sweetie.” If Christianity had but one… [ read more ]

Fear of Inadequacy

I was in Dawson Creek, BC, for a women’s conference over the weekend. Flew up there on Friday and was greeted with a blast of cold air (minus 39 degrees Celsius), but warm hearts and hospitality. Fifty precious women attended the meetings — my prayer is that God will continue the good work He’s begun… [ read more ]