The Man Who Whipped Out His Pen.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 After meeting with the man that afternoon, a video feed played its repetitive loop in my head. I wondered just what was it that stirred my soul when I shared an issue of concern? Why had I felt […]

Those Aren’t My Shoes.

Getting into the stride of God means nothing less than union with Himself…Don’t give in because the pain is bad just now…before long you will find you have a new vision and a new purpose. O. Chambers. ~I’ve worn shoes that (apparently) aren’t my style. And endured a classic “Mo-o-o-o-mm” followed by an adolescent eye […]

Not To Be Outdone By A Stone.

 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19:40 I know how that niggling one-upmanship in my soul goes. When someone does something that, humanly speaking, looks or sounds better than what I’ve done, what I’ve contributed, or what I’ve said. “Fine. I’ll show them.” Or “Just wait […]

When Dad Makes Breakfast.

Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” John 21:12a I used this verse countless times as a manipulative tactic to get my kids to eat SOMETHING each morning, wielding an emphatic, “That’s why it’s called ‘break – fast’. Get it? ‘Break. The. Fast’?” During my years counseling as a dietitian in private practice, I […]

New Traffic Pattern.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,  but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2a There’s a new two-lane road in town. It was designed to redirect traffic flow around an unstable bridge originally constructed over a stream. I’ve mindlessly traveled along the east-west road for the past […]