Yesterday I attended the memorial service for an 89-year-old woman, the mother of a good friend. The service began with a medley of well-known hymns including “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “Because He Lives.” It continued with her children and grandchildren sharing memories of her life and stories of her influence on them. One common… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: Luke
Praying an Impossible Prayer
Have you ever faced a challenge so big that you knew resolving it would require a miracle, at least according to human perspective? That’s where I’m at right now. My husband and I lost our ministry’s office space last August. Since then, he’s worked at his desk in our basement as he did… [ read more ]
How E.T. Challenges My Response to Christ’s Resurrection
Do you remember the movie “E.T.”? A clip from that movie landed in my inbox a couple of days ago, just in time for Easter. As strange as it may seem, I found it challenged my response, as a Jesus follower, to the reality of Christ’s resurrection. Why? Because sometimes it’s way too easy,… [ read more ]
The Common Courtesy of Saying Thank-You to God
Thankfulness—what a great exercise! It makes the heart healthy and puts a smile on our faces. It even lifts a weight from our shoulders. Why, then, do we often neglect to do it? I think of the 10 lepers who cried to Jesus for physical healing (Luke 17:11-19). He granted their request. What happened?… [ read more ]
How to Move From Fear to Freedom
Fear is rampant but it needn’t paralyze us. Here’s how we can move from fear to freedom.
How We Can Experience Peace in the Midst of Chaos
We yearn for peace, especially when evil happens as it did this week in Boston. Is peace possible? Yes. Here’s how.
True Radiance — How to Glow from the Inside
How can we be truly radiant without spending billions?
Whatever — What Meaning Does This Word Carry for You?
How can we say “Whatever” to God when the going gets tough? Read on to learn what I’ve discovered in the past days and weeks.
Expressing thankfulness—what a great exercise! It makes the heart healthy and puts a smile on our faces. It even lifts a weight from our shoulders. Why, then, do we often neglect to do it? I think of the 10 lepers who cried to Jesus for physical healing (). He granted their request. What happened? Nine… [ read more ]
The Pathway to Peace
A couple of months ago, God placed a 30-something woman in the seat next to mine on a flight bound for Minneapolis. The woman slept for the first hour or so, but when she woke from her nap, she immediately engaged me in an amazing , God-ordained conversation. Here’s how it started: “What do you… [ read more ]