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 today! Check it out. 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 ]