Searching for Comfort (Exodus 20:3)

Searching for Comfort (Exodus 20:3)

As I stared at my reflection in the dressing room mirror, I knew exactly what I was planning to do. A blip of conviction passed through my spirit, but I gave in to the impulse and justified it as a “need.” I picked up the pile of clothes and hurried toward the...
Finding My Pace in Life

Finding My Pace in Life

As I flipped through another page in my planner, I wondered how to accomplish all my tasks in a mere 24 hours? With three part-time jobs, I lived the proverbial juggling act. Yet I needed the income in order to pay bills and all my jobs were classified as ministry, so...
How to Encourage, One Adjective at a Time

How to Encourage, One Adjective at a Time

Because I do not have the spiritual gift of encouragement, I have to work at it. Through the years, I have learned how important it is to send a card, speak a kind word or take the time to let a co-worker know I believe in her. Other encouragers have taught me how to...
Comparing Two Dreamers, from the Old and New Testament

Comparing Two Dreamers, from the Old and New Testament

One’s story is in the Old Testament, the other in the New. But both these dreamers have so much in common, I marvel how God connected the stories. God often does that – connects our post-modern world to historical characters who speak his truth. The Old...
Learning to Be the Church

Learning to Be the Church

Beth and I settled into a booth for our girlfriend time and shared a gift card for a soup and salad lunch. After prayer to bless our food, I asked, “So what’s happening at your church these days?” “I’m not going to church anymore,” Beth answered. “What? Why not? Did...