How Long, O Lord?

How Long, O Lord?

Years ago, someone said that we were living in the “instant era.” Meals that used to take hours to prepare, could now take minutes. Baked potatoes went from an hour in the oven to 4 minutes in the microwave. Cakes from scratch changed from individual ingredients to a cake mix where we add eggs, oil, […]

Conversations with God

Conversations with God

  Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” His Friend “Who ya’ talkin’ to Grampa?” Asked the child upon entering the shed. The old man turned and gently smiled, “Just my Friend,” he said. The child looked ‘round but couldn’t find  Her Grampa’s Friend that day. It didn’t matter […]

Steady Hands 

Steady Hands 

Exodus 17:12 “But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” Several times recently, […]

Thoughts About Prayer

Thoughts About Prayer

I typed the word prayers into Google, hoping to find some inspiration for this article. This is what I saw:  About 1,180,000,000 results (0.78 seconds)I don’t think I even know how to say that number. So many things to read about prayer came up in just seconds. How long will it take me to read through […]

Learning to Lament

My brother recently lost his fight against lymphoma; however, he gained heaven. We rejoice in hope because of God’s loving promises. But, as you can imagine, the last nine months since his diagnosis have been difficult. And filled with prayer. Many days as I prayed for Loran, I found myself crying and conflicted. I wanted […]

Growing Patience

Growing Patience

After 19 years of working at a marketing agency, I was laid off when the company downsized. The most important thing on my mind as I drove away with my little box of personal items was to find another job. The twenty-minute drive home was a one-way discussion with God. I knew He had a […]

Word of the Year

Word of the Year

In years past my girls and I would pick a word to symbolize what we wanted the new year to bring or a habit we wanted to develop. Friends, joy, intentional, kindness – words of hope for the future. Would you like to guess what word I should have picked for this year? (The fact […]