Making Connections

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor; if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls but has no one to help [her] up.—Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

If genuine friendships are a measure of blessing (and I believe they are), I am among the most blessed women ever. Despite (more…)

It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Ephesians 6:2

Most of us put a bit of time into getting ready for church – primping, dressing, making sure we look like our brood is the poster family for Christianity. We put our church faces on and we smile. As people pass us and politely ask how we are, (more…)

Coming Down from the Mountaintop

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. – Exodus 34:29

Most of us have spiritual mountaintop experiences. Last week was one of mine. Our team of 18 (more…)

Tell the Story

As a writer, I love stories. I read them. I write them. I tell them. Actually, I tell them all the time, especially my favorites.

So if you know me and you love me, I’ll be polite and give you a heads-up that you should just scan the next six paragraphs. You’ve heard the story many times over.

One of my very favorite stories  is (more…)