Dallas

A crisis has occurred in Dallas. Folks are gathering to pray and asking God’s intervention on their city. They want things to be better. They are petitioning God to heal relationships and mend hearts. But…

I have a friend who’s dying

I have a friend who’s dying. I need a new pair of shoes. Both shoes have holes at the toe. I truly need a new pair. For women, shoes are not just about the fit,…

New

Any plans for 2016? Perhaps God has something in mind. The New Testament describes, “putting on a new self created after the likeness of God” (Ephesians 4:22-24), but is that actually possible? My belief was…

Tepid

I was raised in the church, but my experience there was as tepid as lukewarm tea. Thus when I went to college I took not a Bible nor a faith worth mentioning. I believed in…

Redirected Saturday

As part of a class in spiritual leadership I am mediating for 5 minutes each week on a brief passage of scripture. The text this past week was Psalm 139: 7-12 which reads: “Where can…

Who won?

Recently I played a card game called Old Maid with a couple of kids that needed to be occupied. Boredom had set in. So I rustled up a pack of cards and dealt a hand….

Pray Without Ceasing

“Pray without ceasing.” – I Thessalonians 5:17 Seems impossible to obtain … but maybe there is a way. Prayer is more than speaking to God. It is communion with God. This communion is far more…

Heart Gifts

This year my sister is experiencing the effects of monthly chemo.  So far it has created some aches and pains, hair loss, and the absence of taste buds during the most savory season of the…

A Measure of Success

This summer I have been teaching every Tuesday same as last year.  I have been talking about love and sin and forgiveness.  I have spoken of solitude and stillness and prayer.  And I have wondered,…

Love In An Envelope

February, the heart month, draws to a close today.  I hope you have intentionally loved someone this month.  Sometimes we get to see the impact of love.  This story from a friend of mine who…