True Beauty

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. – 1 Peter 3:3-4

First thing every morning, my mother would get dressed, do her hair and (more…)

You’re Getting Older – and Maybe Even Better

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12

Lately – as in the past couple of years – I have trouble reconciling the image I see of myself in a photo with the image I always had in my mind – you know, the one whose size 3 clothing had (more…)

Filtering Your Thoughts

I sat on a bench next to our lake as I prayed this morning and admired the beautiful day, the kind that helps me endure our brutal summers. Water lilies flapped lightly against the water in the cool breeze; ospreys glided overhead. And then I found myself fixing on one ominous pinkish-gray cloud that alternately coalesced and fragmented against the otherwise serene (more…)