Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and have it in its fullness." John 10:10 Oprah said, "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." I love it when my favorite people agree on things. With our new grandson, we are in a season of… Continue reading Celebrate!
Five years ago today I found a lump in my breast. I was 49 years old and completely unprepared for the journey that would follow. For some reason, I never dreamed that cancer could happen to me at that point in my life. In some ways I had it easy, only a lumpectomy, only one lymph… Continue reading Five Years
"Be glad you exited your ministry job right now," the voicemail from my pastor friend said. "...It is really hard to know what to say as a pastor when every time you go to church there has been a new tragedy." I could hear the pain in her voice and I feel it in my spirit too. The last… Continue reading Amenities, Not Necessities
Being still as a spiritual concept always sounded good to me. With all our busyness, most of us are drawn to and crave that one verse Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God." I had that verse on a cute pink magnet hanging on my computer back when I had an office. I used to… Continue reading Stilled
In the wee hours of June 28, our 31st wedding anniversary, the home phone rang. With the birth of our grandson approaching, I answered it on the second ring, broken ankle and all. My daughter said, "Happy Anniversary, Mom...I think we are going to have a big present for you." In a pure excitement fog, we packed… Continue reading Savoring
Over the weekend my husband and I attended a wedding in Kansas City. It was a rich time. I've been friends with the bride for forty years, forty! Imagine the shared stories and intertwining of lives all those years of friendship have allowed. It was rich, too, because the last few years have been tough… Continue reading Rich
For 2015, I chose to focus on one word: enjoy. That one word guides my prayer life, daily activities, attitude and goals. It's a good word for me because I tend to be super responsible, overly serious and in the last few years, a bit of a worrier. The one word, enjoy, keeps me focused on… Continue reading Enjoy