It has been the kind of weekend where I’ve just sat and been in awe of what God is doing. As far as the world goes, it’s nothing spectacular or news-worthy, and even on the Kingdom scale, I’m not sure that it would rank that high. Yet, on a personal level for a small group … More Sitting Back in Wonder
Sometimes I take advantage of Friday afternoons, if I’ve stayed late at work and have the hours. Today was one of those days, that I could take off a few hours early. I thought throughout the morning about what I might want to do…two options came up: Go to a nearby bookstore to find a … More An Afternoon Off?
Every day in our walk with Jesus is an act of faith, as we learn to depend on Him to guide us through this temporary life. Yet, there are some moments or perhaps even opportunities that come along which require a greater trust. Part of the grief journey and even life in general is learning … More Stepping Out in Faith
My husband used to play a game with groups when he was speaking. He would have them say a word — any word, that came to mind, and he would build a bridge to the Gospel. He didn’t just have a gift, he practiced a lot! I miss hearing from him the stories of those … More The Bridge Builder
Tonight I looked at a stage where I stood, almost three years ago to the day, speaking to a group of women about how to reach Muslim women for Christ. I remember being nervous, because Raouf was with me — and not speaking — and I was always a bit intimidated by his presence. However, … More Two Timothies
I spent the last three hours working on getting addresses for my son’s wedding invitations. I never knew it would take so long, but when you’ve got friends and family all around the world, it just does. However, in that mundane task of trying to collection information, God gave a blessing. I was connecting with … More The Little Details …
The holiday of love took place this past week — Valentine’s Day. I think you would have to live in a cave in the USA to not have known what was happening on February 14 — love was everywhere. Even our rough and gruff Human Resources director sheepishly left the office, telling me that he might … More How do I show love?
One of the great temptations in the grief journey is to veer off on the path of thinking: “No one knows what I’m going through.” This is a lie of the Evil one to get us to begin focusing on ourselves and take our eyes off the One who is able to carry us through … More Does anyone understand?
“Fiddler on the Roof” was our favorite movie, and Yente, the matchmaker had one of the best lines as they were all leaving their homes for a life in exile: Maybe next time, Golde, we will meet on happier occasions. Meanwhile, we suffer, we suffer, we suffer in silence! Right? Of course, right. I’ve known … More Meanwhile…We suffer
I have always found that when God wants to get a message across, He finds avenues to have it repeated until it sinks in to the mind of His children. Remember how Jesus asked Peter three times: “Do you love me?” With all the noise of the world today, sometimes it is hard to hear … More Are you marked?