(Sometimes) It’s Rude To Interrupt.

A friend texted me with a powerful portion of her morning’s devotion: “Don’t ever try to ease the discomfort of someone who the Holy Spirit is trying to make uncomfortable.” In other words, don’t interrupt. One time – and only once – I blasted into the living room, found my parents sitting at opposite ends […]

Still Vertical.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2 My dad is a widower with increasingly challenging health issues. I phoned him the other day, asked the standard […]

Show AND Tell.

On the morning of my assigned ‘show and tell’ day in grammar school, I grabbed a funky looking, turquoise ash tray from our hardwood coffee table in the living room. Mom said she’d purchased it on a trip to Mexico during a time when it was fashionable for a lady to smoke. As hoped, my […]

Where’s Home Anyway?

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him and we will make our home with him.” John 14:23 I’ll never forget my mother’s repeated plea. As she succumbed to increasingly tangled thoughts in her brain, no thanks to Altzheimer’s disease, she’d stare at nothing on the wall, […]

…Until the Nest is Upset.

“It sounds so easy to talk about “resting in the Lord” and “waiting patiently for Him” until the nest is upset.” Oswald Chambers, July 4 I’m pretty fond of my nest, thank you very much. In it, I’ve placed my husband, my four children, my girlfriends, my little community, the holy huddle of my church […]