When I Don’t Know What Else To Do

When I Don’t Know What Else To Do

I’ve never met this family but I feel like I have. Ever since I read the first article about Maddie Bell’s disappearance, I’ve found myself checking online news for updates at least once every few hours. Hoping and praying…… she’s...
If Mother’s Day Is Hard……..

If Mother’s Day Is Hard……..

To every woman who’s hurting, I love you. To every son or daughter who’s longing for a hug, I love you too. It’s okay to feel sad on a day when others seem happy. It’s okay to feel angry too. Life isn’t fair. And it’s rarely easy....
Why I Know, More Than Ever, I Need A Way Maker

Why I Know, More Than Ever, I Need A Way Maker

I remember the day I bought my 2020 planner. I wanted one small enough to fit in my purse…. But big enough for detailed daily planning. I thought I had so much to do. If that wasn’t enough, I wanted one that was cute. Teal preferably. Maybe with stickers....
Facing Good Friday with Covered Faces

Facing Good Friday with Covered Faces

There’s nothing easy about a pandemic, but it’s not the first time our world has faced a crisis. And I’m thinking it won’t be the last. So what do we do when life is hard? Where do we turn when every path leads the same direction? I mean,...
My Response to COVID-19

My Response to COVID-19

One day at a time. It’s really all we’ve ever been given. One short day at a time. But when our calendar has been wiped clean and all future plans have been put on hold, today suddenly seems bigger, more meaningful, more urgent, more worth “not...
When Daffodils Speak…………

When Daffodils Speak…………

Moving in winter means unexpected surprises in spring. The popping up of green all around our new yard reminds me – seeds were planted here long before we came. My job is very different on this new plot of land. Our last yard was dirt when we arrived. We planted...
What Are You Holding?

What Are You Holding?

When his mother packed his lunch early that morning, did she ever dream she was packing a miracle? And if she’d known, would she have packed a little more – knowing Jesus would be looking in the basket in search of supplies. And as the little boy headed to...
When The Nest Flies Too……..

When The Nest Flies Too……..

The first bird flew away over a decade ago. Watching him soar high into the sky, my heart whispered, You always have a home here. This nest is yours forever. —————————————- Not long after,...
If Every Child Could Know

If Every Child Could Know

Her little feet. Running through our yard. And through our house. It was a summer to remember. Forever. I think about her this morning, experiencing another culture with her mommy and daddy. On the other side of the world. I miss my little Gingersnap. But I also...
What To Always Remember When Jesus Seems Late

What To Always Remember When Jesus Seems Late

I can see him in my mind. Jairus. A synagogue ruler in his community. A desperate father in the crowd. His daughter, deathly sick, needs more than medicine and Jairus has heard Jesus is in town. Pushing through the crowd, he has one thing on his mind. A miracle from...