Four Principles for Flourishing in Trial

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.Romans 12:12 NIV Several years ago I heard a message by Dr. David Jeremiah. There were four points to his sermon that I wrote down and that I keep on my desk. I don’t remember all of the content of the message, but I know how these…

Sifting

My mom had one of those old crank sifters.  When we made biscuits, we used it to sift the flour, making sure there were no lumps that would not mix well.  Once the flour was smooth, we would stir the flour, buttermilk, and shortening together, knead the dough, and form the biscuits.  There was always…

Hurricane

It comes. Blustering and fussing across the Gulf, churning wind and waves, devouring the warmth of the water below, spinning into a web of unknown destruction. It comes. Pulled relentlessly to the land that will end its life, but not before it has left its mark – Landscape forever changed. As I write, I am…

How to Survive the Obstacle Course

Saturday was date day with my husband – not candlelit dinner date, but a zipline obstacle course.  What an adventure! The ziplining was great!  I had no trouble with the heights or enjoying the ride on the line, but the obstacle course to get to the zipline presented a different challenge. Two young men spotted…