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What Is Your Response to Disappointment?

Hi, my friend! I’m currently taking a few days’ break with family, so I invited my friend Rebecca Barlow Jordan to share a post with you this week. She has some sweet insights about dealing with disappointments. I know we can all relate to that topic.   Rebecca is a prolific writer and minister’s wife,… [ read more ]

How Can We Stay Connected to Jesus?

  Once upon a time we lived in a house bordered by a fence upon which grapevines grew. Every summer, we watched these vines produce bunches and bunches of grapes.   I wish I could say I turned those grapes into jellies and jams, but alas, that wasn’t the case. Without fail, furry masked bandits… [ read more ]

You are Held in God’s Hands

Living in a marina gives me 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… [ read more ]

3 Truths to Help Us Persevere

  Life is flat-out hard sometimes. Stuff happens when we least expect it, and it can send us into a tailspin or drive us to our knees.   Sometimes that stuff lingers much longer than we’d like. We tie a knot and hang on for dear life, but fear threatens to slip our grip.  … [ read more ]

Choosing Our Perspective in Tough Situations

  Life being what it is, we occasionally face tough situations over which we have no control. Every time this happens, we get to choose the perspective we want to hold: we can either focus only on what we see and understand, or we can focus on what we cannot see or understand. The first… [ read more ]

Finding Peace in the New Year

  Every so often I review, update, and recycle my archived blogs. This one, originally published in December 2019, remains eerily relevant. Scroll down to read the first paragraph, and you’ll probably feel the same way I did:  it sounds just like this year except COVID isn’t mentioned.   When I wrote the following words… [ read more ]

5 Ways to Care for Your Soul During These Difficult Days

    I suspect that most folks thought life would have settled back into somewhat normal by now. Instead, COVID numbers are rising again, schools are already cancelling classes, and the chasm between differing opinions widens. The level of stress, for many, is through the roof. Add to that the hurricanes wreaking havoc and the… [ read more ]

How to Give God Your Concerns

  During a recent quiet time with the Lord, I sensed Him nudge me to set aside my Bible and kneel in His presence with no agenda other than to hear His voice. I’ve walked with Him long enough to know that obedience is the only option when He speaks so definitively.   I waited… [ read more ]

Splashes of Beauty Amidst the Mess

  On a trip to Kathmandu several years ago, a friend and I walked down a narrow dirt lane in a residential neighborhood. We skirted potholes and dodged piles of broken red bricks. The road was an eyesore, to say the least.   Then we came to a T-intersection, and that’s when we saw it:… [ read more ]

5 Promises God Will Always Keep

  Someone once said that promises are made to be broken. Sadly, we live in a society where many people believe this is true.   Some break their vow to love and honor their spouse until death. Others break their promise to pay for receiving a service or product. Some fail to meet someone at… [ read more ]