What a difference a week makes. This time last week I was headed into hip replacement surgery. I was desperately ready for it after a spring and summer of growing pain and decreasing mobility. Through the hard summer God kept teaching me and showing me all the lessons in the pain. Last week I shared… Continue reading Addition
Have you ever made plans only to have them washed away? I took the summer off with visions of rest, refilling, refueling. Honestly, I was a little tired of hearing myself talk and write. At the same time I took a break from writing and speaking, the people at Jesus Calling put a pause on… Continue reading The Art of Waiting
It was the bluebonnets that did it for me. This weekend we made a five hour trip across Texas to see some of our loves. I've lived in Texas my whole life. Never have I seen the bluebonnets out like they are this year. And not only the bluebonnets, but all their friends, showing off… Continue reading Are You Up for a Challenge?
Today Holy week begins. When I worked full time in a church, it always meant the beginning of a mountain of work and activity as we journeyed through various worship services service heading toward the marathon of Easter Sunday. We set the worship schedule to appeal to everyone's scheduling needs, expectations and preferred styles, ending… Continue reading What a Week
Did you know spring cleaning is a phenomenon across the world? It must be wired into us, the need to clean after the dark night of winter is over. Spring cleaning happens across cultures and religions. According to Wikipedia, some researchers trace spring cleaning back to the Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, where khaneh… Continue reading A Spring Cleaning for the Soul