Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

We think of Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for our blessings, but sometimes the holidays don’t bring to mind thoughts of abundance. They instead remind us of loss and want.

The empty chair that just a year ago was filled. That familiar (more…)

I Was Young Once

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. – Proverbs 16:31

I spend a lot of time around the elderly – in our family, at our church, and at the nursing home where I do pet therapy and evangelism. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine they weren’t always hunched and wrinkled and slow and forgetful.

But we (more…)

Conceived in Love

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:13-14

My mother used to tell me I was conceived to save my parents’ marriage. Considering my father left when I was 6 (more…)

I’m a Weird Magnet

If you know me or follow my blog, perhaps it’s time for some transparent self-disclosure. There are a few things you should know about me. First, despite having been a cheerleader and athlete, I’m a klutz. Every day starts with things falling out of my hands, and many days end with broken toes. Second, I’m a magnet for weird. Let me (more…)