Just Show Up.

And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 10:12 Confession. I’m a rule-follower. If there were membership cards […]

You Had Me at ‘Beloved’.

Therefore, My beloved brethren whom I long to see, My joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, My beloved. Phillipians 4:1  Beloved. I remember when I heard this term of affectionate endearment years ago on a Sunday morning as our pastor addressed the congregation. The man spoke with such passion and urgency, intent […]

Homesick Yet?

You can never give another person that which you have found, but you can make him homesick for what you have. O. Chambers. In my current manuscript, my heroine, Everly Scott, comes to realize that the antebellum plantation house she’s inherited – and despises – is God’s provision, a lavish gift, and is His spiritually […]

Short, Sloped Landing Areas.

I will go before you and will level the mountains. Isaiah 45:2a Every other month via snail-mail and/or e-mail, I receive the Prayerline, a day by day listing of prayer requests for JAARS, the non-profit organization founded in 1948 by William Cameron Townsend,  JAARS partners with ministries, such as Wycliffe Bible Translators, to reach the […]

But Then, the Man With One Leg.

When Peter saw him (the disciple whom Jesus loved), he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow Me.” John 21:21-22 With my youngest daughter being in school during the day and in ballet most evenings, it’d been […]

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