What Happens on Facebook…

What Happens on Facebook…

What happens on Facebook stays on Facebook. Right? Or Instagram, or Twitter, or Snapchat, or TikTok, or – you get the idea. Whatever we do and say on social media stays there, right?  Hopefully, the very thought of that being true made you spit out your coffee and yell “NO!” Sometimes we are shocked by […]

Unfriended & Unseen

Unfriended & Unseen

I was scrolling through Facebook when it happened. I thought of someone who had left our church a while back, wondered how they were doing, and searched for them to see what was going on in their lives – only to find their profile with the ominous “Add Friend” button. With a twisting sensation in […]

Remember

Remember

11 Seek the Lord and his strength;     seek his presence continually! 12 Remember the wondrous works that he has done,     his miracles and the judgments he uttered… 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (emphasis mine) At the beginning of a new year, some people like to choose a focus word for the year ahead. While I have never […]

My Hiding Place

My Hiding Place

You are my hiding place and my shield;     I hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 I don’t know about you, but this is a year when I often want to hide. There is so much ugliness happening around us. People on all sides of every issue are hurting. It’s so easy to default to the outraged ranting that […]

True Hope

True Hope

“But this I call to mind,     and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;     his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,     “therefore I will hope in him.” – Lamentations 3:21- 24  Hope isn’t the word that comes to my […]

A Tribute to My Mother

A Tribute to My Mother

Proverbs 31:28, “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Growing up, my sisters and I enjoyed taking this verse literally and on occasion, would suddenly stand up, look at our mother, and say, “Blessed!” While this always provided our family a chuckle, it was also a fun […]

With Great Power…

With Great Power…

You’ve probably heard the popular saying, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Many people throughout history have been credited with this quotation or something similar, but my personal favorite is Ben Parker, Spiderman’s uncle. The idea of a teenage boy suddenly being given great power and needing to learn the responsibility that goes along with […]