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…)

Giving Hope to the Homeless

If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. – Deuteronomy (more…)

Who’s Your Buddy? How to Spot Real Friends

Over the years I’ve had many friends. Some are a distant memory; some are fixtures from my childhood; some, though they have been in my life for relatively few years, I can say with confidence they will remain.

Fortunately, true friends can usually be identified pretty quickly; unfortunately, not-so-true friends can be slow to show their true colors. But here’s how to (more…)

Help! My Husband Is an Unbeliever!

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives. – 1 Peter 3:1

When my husband and I were married, I was what you would call a baby Christian. I was nominally saved and (more…)

Handle with Care: Why Arguing Won’t Change Hearts

Social media has become a battlefield of words – a symptom indicative of the widening chasm in our nation and world. People are sullen, alienated and angry. In my attempt to relate truth to fellow believing women, I am sometimes targeted.

But I refuse to argue with unbelievers and weak believers. It’s not only futile but also counterproductive. Sometimes I frustrate fellow (more…)