No Superstars in the Boat

No Superstars in the Boat

Several years ago, I read the book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. An exceptional book, it describes how “with a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and […]

Family

Family

As the summer lengthens, I’ve noticed more and more families taking vacations, enjoying the freedom of being together and being able to hug each other. Joy is evident on their faces. I have just returned from spending a week with both my daughters and their families, and I’ve been thinking quite a bit about family. […]

Keep Watch

Keep Watch

Several years ago, I attended a camp conference which focused on the theme: Keep Watch. I flew from the middle of the country to the West Coast, spending almost seven hours traveling to Seattle. Meeting old friends, getting settled, eating lunch, and walking the trails kept me busy until the conference began with dinner. By 8:00 p.m. I […]

Examine Yourself

Examine Yourself

Asymptomatic. We’ve been hearing that word a lot lately. In medicine, any disease is classified asymptomatic if a patient tests as having a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms. When people ask us, “How are you feeling?” we respond based on the symptoms, not on whether or not we are ill. Five years ago, a routine mammogram discovered I had a […]

According to His Will

According to His Will

Years ago, a woman learned that her husband was having an affair with another woman. One evening she walked onto the deck where her husband had been standing for a long time. She asked him what he was doing. He replied, “Praying. I’m asking God to tell me what to do.” Her response was, “He’s […]

Oh, I Want to Know You More

Oh, I Want to Know You More

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17 Who doesn’t love to receive gifts? Little treats that I would never buy for myself are extra special to me. A couple in my church deliver a Valentine treat bag every year […]

All In for Him

All In for Him

During many years of serving on staff at a summer camp for girls, God has given me many illustrations and taught me His truth through them. I’d like to share one with you. The swimming pool is a favorite spot for many campers and staff especially during those really hot and humid days of July […]