The Perfect Waiter

The Perfect Waiter

Isaiah 30:18, “Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” It’s been close to two months since April Fool’s Day yet I’m still finding paper eyeballs taped onto […]

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 […]

Tears

Tears

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Psalm 56:8 Tears. Every person serving God in ministry will know tears. Tears when you see a child’s face light up when he first understands how much God loves him. Tears when you hear someone ask […]

New Year Twinkle Lights

New Year Twinkle Lights

Psalm 31:3-4, 23-24 For you are my rock and my fortress;     and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,     for you are my refuge…. Love the Lord, all you his saints!     The Lord preserves the faithful     but abundantly […]

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

“And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 “It was not a silent night; there was blood on the ground. You could hear a woman cry in the alleyways that night on the streets of David’s town. The stable was not clean and […]

On Being a Church Lady

On Being a Church Lady

In a culture that demands formal teaching – from college degrees to seminar certificates – we often lose sight of the opportunities for informal teaching. We learn in the classroom; however, we also learn by observing – by seeing a skill or a lifestyle and desiring that attribute in our own lives. Often this learning […]