The Weight in Front of Your Reflection

I hardly know where to begin. I guess I’ll start with my bathroom mirror. I have a bad habit of forgetting to clean it. Tooth paste, makeup dust, and dried on water splashes are what I dodge when I try to see my reflection before heading out to tackle the world. And right in the middle of the top of … Read More

What A Mother With Empty Arms Can Do

This coming Sunday will be a year since I labored to deliver the remains of my only child’s body. It was too soon for a delivery like that to bring breaths into this world. Before he could breathe in the polluted oxygen of earth, he took his first breath in the pristine air of Heaven. I knew about him for … Read More


I like to think that I’m good at multi-tasking. I really do. Sometimes, if I plan well, I can accomplish much of my to-do list. But if I’m going to do something really really well, I can’t give 100% to it all. This month, I’ve been focusing on scaling back in my blog writing to try to tackle the huge … Read More

Doing Something in the Present for the Future

Martin drove us through cavernous ditches, dusty roads with no cars for miles, crowded unpaved streets where all the drivers had the game of playing chicken down to a terrifying art, and the widest African plane you’ve ever dreamed of, peppered with elephants, giraffes, zebras, and antelope. Shotgun was the coveted seat when in the van with Martin because when … Read More

Obeying the Thirst Call

Water has the power to bring life or death.  It’s hard to believe that today, in the 21st century, during the greatest explosion of technology our world’s history has known, with so many resources at our finger tips, that millions of people still lack clean water. And yet, those of us who have clean water are caught in forgetfulness or … Read More

Put Your Love on a Map

Pastor Jonathan Falwell put it so truthfully when he said, “Love shows up when everyone else is leaving.” Probably you have experienced something that hurt so deeply and that made you  feel completely alone until…   somebody showed up.   Did you feel loved then? Did you feel remembered? Did you feel friendship? Did you feel a little more hope? … Read More

Red and Yellow, Black and White (Fri)day

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got more than a few difficult to shop for people on my Christmas gift list. These are people whom I really want to give something as a token of my affection for them. Yet, I’m always left in a quandary as to what to get them because they either have just about everything … Read More

A Call to Prayer for the Persecuted Church

In recent weeks, American churches have received an inkling of what it means to really be persecuted for the sake of Christ. In Houston, a group of pastors were subpoenaed to submit their sermons in writing before they were preached so as to be sure they weren’t speaking counter-intuitively to the Mayor’s edicts. The constitutional right of Freedom of Speech … Read More

What Poor People Can Give

I’m not rich in terms of money.  I have very little to give.  Really, at this stage in life, I have none that I really can spare without sacrificing something that my husband and I really need.  I’ve been even less well endowed than I am now.  But all along the way, God has moved me to give sacrificially to … Read More

Which Drum are You Supposed to Beat?

Two Saturdays before Easter this year, my husband and I went to an outreach event at the home of a woman I know from my Bible Study.  Her name is Beth.  She is a widow.  She doesn’t let that hinder her from doing huge things.  The truth is, her season of life has opened up large opportunities to reach beyond … Read More