Where do you turn when…

You sit in the doctor's office waiting for test results. A midnight phone call bodes difficult news about a loved one. You don't get the job.  (Or worse, they neglect to inform you that you don't have the job.)   At such times, there are different responses falling into two categories --  ignoring (or resenting)... Continue Reading →

God of the Pit

Corrie Ten Boom's autobiography, The Hiding Place, tells the story of an unlikely heroine -- a 50 something, unmarried watchmaker from Haarlem, Holland,  who alongside her sister and father, worked with the Dutch underground during the Nazi occupation, hiding Jews in the secret annex of their home.  They were ultimately caught and Corrie and Betsie... Continue Reading →

Anxiety and Mushrooms

For years, God's voice in my head mimicked that of my mother Peggy urging me to try harder, perform better, attain more. Don't you see?  You're not quite good enough. So when my friend, Sally, gave me a copy of the daily devotional called Jesus Calling, it was a spiritual game changer. It turns out... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

A CAVU Day

I was sitting through a mandatory meeting about changes in the math curriculum.  I kept my eyes on the speaker enough to feign interest.  Mostly I stared at my phone's unresponsive face resting on my lap, mute and slightly mocking.  When the speaker broke us into small groups, I offered the most minimum of input.... Continue Reading →

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