Rhythms of Life

While at Family Camp this summer, I was talking with a friend about my youngest son’s soon departure to college, and he asked an insightful question, “So how will this change the rhythm of your life?” Rhythms of Change I laughed. I told him, the rhythm of my life has been up for constant change […]

When God Gives a Push!

Running Ahead… Some people get in trouble because they run ahead of God. An idea comes and they’re off! Sometimes there is prayer and preparation missing from the project, which will always become an issue at some point. But these inspired quick reactors don’t worry about such things. They are getting started right now! Lagging […]

Greatest Gifts: Grace

Christmas Shopping! Sometimes I feel like the worst “one for you, one for me” Christmas shopper ever! I get home and there are a number of small items for me mixed in with my gifts for other people. Nothing big and nothing on my Christmas list, of course. But if it’s something I need and […]

Christmas Notes: Take Care of Your Soul

Christmas lights, Christmas music, the smells of pine trees outside and cookies baking inside. The beauty of Christmas decorations and presents under the tree – we take a deep breath and sigh, “Ah, Christmas!” Red and green everywhere, bell ringers at the mall, holiday parties – so many things evoke feelings we associate with Christmas. […]

Greatest Gifts: Forgiveness

One of the greatest gifts we can give this Christmas is the beautifully wrapped gift of forgiveness. If we’re willing to do the work of giving this gift, both the giver and receiver can be set free. In this post, I’m not talking primarily about forgiving people for offenses that come up in our everyday […]

A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart

Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. A time to get together with family and friends—and feast! I mean, give thanks. The Bountiful Life The lavish Thanksgiving table that most of us indulge in symbolizes to me the bountiful life that we have. We have so much! So much food, so many material possessions.  Truly, we […]