The Doxology

  In spite of the hopeful nature of my previous post, in general I am an anxious person. I stress over things way beyond my control. It’s something the Lord and I have been working on for many years. So when Coronavirus hit the level of closures, I had to find a way to keep […]

Happy Independence Day! Will You Pray?

Happy Independence Day! Will You Pray?

  This weekend, as we celebrate the founding of our great nation, I want to encourage you to pray for our country. Not just a hit-0r-miss, occasional prayer, but consistent, concentrated prayer. Not for political agendas, but for people. To this end, my dear friend Lisa Holmes and I have been meeting once a month […]

Exercising Faith

Exercising Faith

With all that is on my plate these days, there is a tendency to leave off or shorten time spent in quiet communication with God. But this quote reminds me that giving God my time in prayer is of itself an act the exercises faith, for God knows how many hours are in my day […]

Quote from A Praying Life

Quote from A Praying Life

One of the things I’ve learned to enjoy about reading on my kindle is that I can highlight as I read then I can copy and paste the entire list of highlighted portions from the book into a document. (I use a note in Evernote for this.) I love this because I can look back […]

God’s Extravagant Generosity and the ACFW Conference

God’s Extravagant Generosity and the ACFW Conference

The ACFW Conference is always a highlight of my year. I love getting to see and hug and take pictures of and visit with other writers that I don’t get to see very often. But most of all, I love the conversations and connections that God himself orchestrates. This year was no exception. Relationships were […]

Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer

Last week kicked off another year of Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch). I’ve been participating in groups since my oldest went to first grade, back in the fall of 1998. Many, many weeks it was just me and one other mom lifting our children and our school before the throne of grace. But […]

Decisions, Decisions

There are moments when a strong-willed child is a joy. I think the college search can be one of those moments. Child numero uno knew exactly what she wanted to do, where she wanted to look. It was a painless (though expensive) process. Child number two, the compliant one, is proving to be much harder. […]