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 […]

OPSEC Prayer Partners

OPSEC Prayer Partners

A good friend of mine is a former military wife. Her husband was injured and is now a civilian, but we have had many conversations about some similarities between being a military wife and being a ministry wife. Something she has taught me is OPSEC – Operations Security. Not being in the military myself, I […]

From Fear to Joy

From Fear to Joy

It’s the time of year for Christmas movies and my absolute favorite is A Charlie Brown Christmas. I still get chills during the speech that Linus gives when Charlie Brown asks if anyone knows what the true meaning of Christmas is. Linus responds by quoting from Luke 2 and telling Charlie Brown, “That’s what Christmas […]