Seven Things to Wear that Won’t Go Out of Style

Who would have thought that I would one day call the 1980s the ‘good ole days’?  The fashions that I like to wear are way out of style by today’s standards.  I sing music that was contemporary in my teens but is now classic, and I date myself by the references and examples I use…

What is My Cross?

Luke 9:23 – And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Mama. Mama. Mama! Mothers of young children sometimes just want to change their title.  The constant demand for attention and the need for love and care…

Is it Time to Take Flight?

Walking on a pier that meanders along the edge of a bay is a great way to begin a day.  On this day, the still water reflected the rising sun, and the air had yet to take on the heat of the early summer day. As I walked, I noticed a sea gull walking on…

What Can I Give?

Mark 14:8  She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. What a powerful commendation – she has done what she could. So often I focus on what I can not do, but God only calls me to do what I can. Make no mistake, if you…

Challenge for the New Year

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” –credited to John Shedd, 1928 As I sit in the quietness of my home and contemplate the new year before me, this quote is a challenge.  It takes me back to the Israelites in the book of Joshua. God…

Muddy Boots, Muddy Lives

No mother alive has not dealt with the problem of muddy boots.  You clean the floor; they track in dirt.  You sweep again; there is still more dirt.  Clean floors require unrelenting diligence.  Couldn’t they just leave their shoes at the door?  One would think so, but it just doesn’t happen. Muddy boots don’t just…