An Amazingly Balanced Life

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced byContinue reading “An Amazingly Balanced Life”

The Amazing Act of Choosing

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.“  Matthew 6:24 This week has seen many opportunities to make a choice.  To choose the amazing peace given to us by Jesus or chaos.  To choose to take ourContinue reading “The Amazing Act of Choosing”

His Amazing Peace

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion andContinue reading “His Amazing Peace”

A Good Plan

When my eldest was two years old (she’s now 27) I quit my career job.  It was a big decision for me as I placed so much value in working.  I had never planned on being married and having children so getting a good education and then a good career was my grand plan.  And here I was,Continue reading “A Good Plan”

Love+Mercy=Deeds

When my youngest daughter began her college search 6 years ago she was determined to go somewhere far away from home.  Her preference was to play field hockey on the east coast.  After visiting six states and six colleges in the course of five days we still didn’t land on the perfect place.  And then out of theContinue reading “Love+Mercy=Deeds”

Christian T-Shirt Not Needed

God decided to use me at just the right time to teach me some very valuable lessons and to test my growth in Faith. I was deep into what I was calling God’s Boot Camp a few years ago when I got called up to the Big Leagues. I never thought God would ask meContinue reading “Christian T-Shirt Not Needed”

Show Me, Tell Me

They didn’t want to add to our current, stressful situation.  My husband, their son, owns and operates residential Alzheimer’s care facilities and each day the state government was changing rules related to COVID-19.  The staff were worried, residents’ family members were worried. And true to my in-law’s gracious ways, they didn’t want to pile on more badContinue reading “Show Me, Tell Me”

It Started With Don’t Gather, Don’t Sing

Two summers ago I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Prague in the Czech Republic. It’s only been since 1993 that this country became free from the bonds of communism. It was amazing to see the vibrant growth and renewal throughout the city. And yet the ravages of communism were still evident. You couldContinue reading “It Started With Don’t Gather, Don’t Sing”

Always Faithful

Have you ever “waited for the other shoe to drop?”  I used to live my life out that way all the time.  If something was good, I was just waiting for it to go bad.  If something was bad, I was waiting for it to get worse.  I truly don’t understand how my husband has put up with meContinue reading “Always Faithful”

The Bionic Jesus Follower

Introduction My friend Besty is incredible.  I first met her when I started working out at the gym where my daughter was a physical therapist.  I instantly was drawn to her positivity and strength.  On her 70th birthday, Betsy and another friend did 70 burpees without stopping,  If you have ever done a burpee you are probably saying, “wow!!” SheContinue reading “The Bionic Jesus Follower”