Do you find that, as adults, we often lose sight of life’s little wonders? Perhaps that’s one of the reasons I enjoy time spent with my grandchildren. They remind me to slow down, to play, to pay attention to the marvels around me that I’d otherwise overlook in my busyness—wonders such as a songbird’s melody,… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: Colossians
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothes yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. (NLT) Yesterday I sifted through my dresser drawers and closet. Having lost 52 pounds in the past 17 months means jeans and tops now hang like sacks on me. So… [ read more ]
“Never do anything without Jesus’s enthusiastic agreement,” said the pastor in his sermon yesterday. “If you can’t come to agreement, then don’t do it.” Then he gave several examples to teach his congregation how to apply these words. “I feel like watching _____________ on TV this evening. What do You think about that, Jesus?” … [ read more ]
Moving to a different house meant not only boxing my belongings—it also meant sorting them and either tossing or taking unneeded things to the thrift store. This was especially true about clothing. As I packed, I asked myself, “Does this garment truly fit me anymore? Do I like the color? Does it suit me?… [ read more ]
Heaven is real. What difference does that knowledge make to us today, when we’re struggling to raise kids and pay bills?
What’s the secret to a thankful heart?
What do you do when you’re feeling angry at someone? Do you allow negative thoughts to fan those feelings into flame? Or do you try to douse them before they turn into a wildfire? I’ll be honest. I’ve allowed the negative to rule at times. Believe me, the outcome isn’t pretty. Anger and angst leave… [ read more ]
Last week’s rejection of my latest book proposal brought disappointment (thank you to those who sent words of encouragement!) but it also forced me to ask and answer some tough questions about my purpose as a writer/speaker within the Christian publishing industry. Thanks to the objective advice of a well-respected literary agent, I feel as… [ read more ]