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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
A couple of months before my Alaska trip, I came down with a case of plantar fasciitis in my right foot, a condition common to runners and power walkers like me. High-end shoes and home therapies helped, but I realized I would have to trade my treadmill (my inclement weather standby) for an elliptical to avoid stress on the foot.
And my (more…)