Seen a burning bush lately?

The host of Moody Radio's morning show asked, "What's the fresh thing God is doing in your life?" A pregnant mom of a 3 year old called  in on her way to work.  She'd been feeling overwhelmed, weary, at the end of her rope.  Then God spoke to her heart.   With two words.  I AM.... Continue Reading →

Even Though’s and Yet’s

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death...   Even though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea... Even though a host encamp against me... OK, I am not keen on ANY of these circumstances befalling ANY of us. And I am certainly opposed to being thrown into a... Continue Reading →

The Brown Box

It's been ten years since the financial crisis. I can still see those dazed Lehman Brothers employees exiting their Wall Street offices, clutching brown boxes brimming with personal belongings hastily grabbed from a desk they would never return to. In 1991 I clutched my own brown box. My bank supervisor had called me into his... Continue Reading →

The Lipstick Promise

Bored at a building meeting, we'd whisper an ever important question to one another,  If you could only have ONE make-up component, what would it be? Heather always opted for her beloved eyelash curler -which to this day perplexes me.  Camille went for foundation.  Mascara was Barb's favorite.  For me the answer was of course lipstick. My... Continue Reading →

A Meeting of the Mind

I struggle with insomnia.  I fall asleep without issue, but my mind pops awake with important agenda items round about 2AM.  My mind is a horrible boss with zero sense of humor.  And it runs a bad meeting. First it has me revisiting the previous day's failings.  The toddlers who cried nonstop at the the... Continue Reading →

God in a Bookstore

Mr. Thayer's lecture was veering from the Revolutionary War to incidentals from his childhood. The hands on the wall clock refused to move.  I was being held captive in 5th grade history, the last period of the day. The only positive was the window.  I scanned the parking lot for our station wagon.  Today my... Continue Reading →

Throne Games

"You've only got to take the throne of your personality and sit yourself upon it to see at once that you are conspicuously too small for it." (Source unknown.) Those times when I've pushed God off the throne, the result has been pervading sadness, longing that's unfulfilled, anxiety. Conversely, when I've reached the end of... Continue Reading →

Validation

  My friend, Sylvia (pseudonym), was complaining that a co-worker, whom she had hired, was receiving a new title and a raise -- all while Sylvia had spearheaded projects that  advanced company revenue.  Sylvia was dispirited and determined to look for a new job. The Harvard Business Review describes 3 C's that employees desire - Career ... Continue Reading →

Churches, Sheep, and the Book of Psalms

My parents attended an Episcopal church steeped in liturgical practices. Most male attendees were scratch golfers who wore pink ties even in the dead of winter.  The women wore Lilly Pulitzer shifts with cable knit sweaters draped over their shoulders. Priests came and went - faster it seemed if they couldn't hold their own on... Continue Reading →

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