Safety in the Eye of the Storm

Photo credit: Mark Ryman “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:8 When my daughter was around a year, every time we drove to my sister’s house she...

When all we want is quick results

Cooking is not one of my strengths. I blame years of 4-H where cooking had to be so precise that I became allergic to the idea of properly measuring. (Who knows you are supposed to loosely scoop flour into a measuring cup and then gently use the back of a knife to...

When we can’t see the next turn

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and he will make your paths straight.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6   “I’m really not sure where I’m going,” I thought to myself as I was driving behind my...

Imperceptible sin: Rotting from the inside out

My front tooth – the big one in the middle – has been rotting from the inside out for the past 15 years.  I wouldn’t have guessed, and no one else would have thought so.  The tooth looked perfectly fine from the outside.  Yet, it was true.  The tooth was slowly dying....

Walking in the light

Feelings are odd.  Feeling is what it means to be human, yet feelings are what we are taught to hide. Or if we do reveal our feelings, it is a sign of weakness. From an early age, if a kid cries on the playground, he is labeled a cry-baby, implying that showing...

Priorities in the New Year

As part of the new year, I evaluated my life and prioritized people, tasks, and things.  What I found surprised me.  I realized that the things I said were important to me and where they actually ranked in my life were very different. To be effective, priorities must...