I hope your summer is off to a good start! To make space for summer activities (including another hike out West), I’ll be taking the month of July off from blogging. Rest can be counter-cultural in a world that encourages us to never stop striving. I hope you’re able to get some “down time” this … Read More about A few good reads…and a summer break.
This week I’m blogging over at Club31Women about being fully known by God. Here’s an excerpt: “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” (Psalm 147:5) The impacts of COVID linger. Some are realized, others carefully hidden. Counselors are overwhelmed and in short supply. Having a mental health issue has … Read More about We Need the Comfort of Being Fully Known. Where Do We Find It?
Many of us are grandparents now or will be in the future. It’s exciting and scary. We so badly want to be good grandparents. But what does that look like? Where do we begin? We begin with supporting their parents, our kids. As grandparents our job is not primarily to train our grands. That’s the … Read More about How Grandparents Can Make a Positive Difference in a Child’s Life
Recently my husband John and I have been with many people who are in the midst of having to make a tough decision. Old, young, married, single — most of us struggle with decision-making, especially when the best decision isn’t that clear. Our decision might involve a college choice, whether to move forward in a … Read More about 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Need to Make a Hard Decision
Do you have days when you feel down in the dumps? Discouraged for no reason or devastated by bad news? Joyless? Perhaps you feel stale in your walk with Christ. Staleness which gets turned into false guilt and condemnation because you know “you should…” You are not alone. I’ve felt this way, too. It’s a … Read More about Celebrate! Your Recipe for a One-Day Summer Gratitude Extravaganza
I’m blogging over at Club31Women this week about our fear and God’s faithfulness. Here’s an excerpt: My stomach was in knots. I felt like I was going to throw up and I could hardly breathe. My 6-year-old grandson had suddenly become ill. It turned out that his liver was failing, and he needed a liver … Read More about Feeling Afraid? Remembering God’s Faithfulness Will Help
This past fall we had the privilege of leading a tour to Israel and Jordan with folks from our church and other friends. It was not our first time in the Holy Land but this time I was touched in a new and profound way. It was in the Garden of Gethsemane that I became … Read More about Our Weeping, Suffering Savior: Why This Matters to Me & You
This week I’m blogging over at Root & Vine News about the comfort I find in God’s creation. Here’s an excerpt: My sister and I were at the beach, just the two of us for a few days of girl time. Both of us were in desperate need of a break. Exhausted from being overscheduled, … Read More about How God’s Creation Comforts and Restores Me