A Prayer Game Changer

In the midst of praying, a voice murmurs, "Really, now... you actually believe God cares about THIS? And really, now, has God truly forgiven you for THAT?"   My prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling. One would think I could squelch this voice - being a decades long follower of Jesus. Lately, however, I've discovered... Continue Reading →

Calling All Introverts

I am an introvert.  Shy from day one.  An 8th grade report card said I was an "enigma" - which I had to look up  (not  a compliment).  If class participation was factored into a grade, I was destined for C's. As functioning adults, we introverts don't have the option of being selectively mute. Our... Continue Reading →

A Word About Anxiety

I am a fear-ridden flyer.  I gaze out the window on high alert for birds (and now drones), other planes, dark clouds.  I study the flight attendant's demeanor for signs of pending disaster.  Is there relaxed banter?  When they ask us to find the nearest exit, I'm counting rows and assessing the skill level of... Continue Reading →

It Just so Happened…A God Shout Out

I'm sitting on the edge of the examination table, waiting for the doctor's knock, trying in vain to spread out the paper cover-up now giving way to a generous rip, sweat induced I'm pretty sure. Today I will find out test results. I try to picture Jesus sitting on the adjacent stool, but that visualization... Continue Reading →

Shadows

I used to teach first grade Sunday school with an elderly man named Mr. Chang who really should have been assigned to a room with his contemporaries.  He was gruff, gray, and used a cane.  He viewed crayons, stickers, and glitter pens as superfluous.  And when he gave his mini-lessons, there was nothing mini about... Continue Reading →

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