Shining with Hope

Shining with Hope

I wrote this piece back in January, when the COVID-19 crisis seemed far off and was something only occasionally in my newsfeed. But as the deadline for this piece came closer, I realized that while the topics of everyday conversation have changed drastically for most of us, the sentiment is still the same. While we […]

Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

I have this bad habit of tucking things into drawers when they are broken. I often don’t have the time or desire to deal with them when they break, and I don’t want to look at them laying around, so I shut them up in drawers. Then, when I am looking for something, I open […]

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 […]

Don’t Devour One Another

Don’t Devour One Another

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:14-15) If you attend a rural/small town church like me you’ve been to a few potlucks. They seem to be […]

Love One Another

Love One Another

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:14-15) With all of the social media out there you’d think as Christians we’d be really good at loving each […]

The Quiet Wisdom So Easy to Miss

The Quiet Wisdom So Easy to Miss

I had begun memorizing it a few days ago, that haunting question from James 3:13, “Who is wise and understanding among you?” Of course I meant to memorize the rest of the verse and the verses that follow, but some of my kids came down with the flu, so for the next few days I […]

So this is Love

So this is Love

“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if […]