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When God’s Love Doesn’t Look Like Love

  A familiar Sunday school song reminds us that Jesus loves us. That’s an easy truth to believe when all is well and life brings blessing upon blessing. But what about when life takes an unexpected turn and heads a direction we did not choose?   Joseph’s life is a prime example. He was betrayed… [ read more ]

3 Truths to Remember When You Feel Depleted

  I’ll be honest—I’m feeling a tad depleted. A culmination of things have led me to this place, the most significant being my mother’s death and the necessary busyness during the eight weeks prior. But add to that the craziness of 2020, right?   You know what I mean. The pandemic has ripped away normalcy… [ read more ]

There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel

  We’ve all heard the term “the light at the end of the tunnel.” We say it when going through a dark time in life. Circumstances may be extremely difficult but we see rays of hope ahead, and that hope keeps us going.   Jesus’s followers in the first century wouldn’t have used this term… [ read more ]

 Spiritual Distancing and How to End It

    Everywhere we go nowadays, we see reminders to stay six feet from other people. Arrows on floors, signs on walls, markers on chairs, and plastic dividers in public places tell us that social distancing is a thing.   I thought this “distancing” concept was new to 2020. Imagine my surprise when I discovered… [ read more ]

You Matter

    Sorry for the delayed blog this week! I wrote it on Monday but my website experienced a few hiccups this week. The folks who run my site worked hard to remedy the problem, and they got ‘er done. So, here it is. Have a great weekend!   Gene and I are anchored at… [ read more ]

Lessons Learned from Boat-Dwellers in Lockdown

  A friend recently messaged me with this question: “How’s the lockdown going for you and Gene? I imagine your sailboat is feeling quite small these days.”   I smiled. Some days I would agree.   Seriously, where does one go to find solitary space on a sailboat? Sailor-Man works at the kitchen table and… [ read more ]

Playing Hide-and-Seek with God

  Sailor-Man and I recently babysat our one-year-old granddaughter Lexi. She loves playing hide-and-seek. It delighted her when I tossed a towel over her head and asked, “Where’s Lexi?”   Adam and Eve played a game of hide-and-seek with God, but it was no laughing matter. They’d disobeyed God when they ate fruit from the… [ read more ]

To Which Voice Should We Listen?

  A woman I’ve known for many years struggles with mental health issues. I can’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of what’s going on in her mind. Neither do I pretend to understand the email she sent me recently, the latest in a litany of hurtful written and spoken words.   I hear… [ read more ]

Carried in God’s Hand

Living in a marina gives me the opportunity to experience many new things. One of those is watching a sling lift boats of all shapes and sizes from the river. This happens every day as boats needing repairs show up at the boatyard. I stand in awe every time I watch the sling do its job…. [ read more ]

Why We Can Face the Future with Confidence

  But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. Psalm 31:14,15   “Doctors suspect I have Parkinson’s disease,” a friend said as we washed and dried dishes after a recent dinner party. Her hands noticeably trembled.   Hands are an interesting study. Some are youthful… [ read more ]