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 […]

Make Me A River.

A river touches places of which its source knows nothing, and Jesus says if we have received of His fullness, however small the visible measure of our lives, out of us will flow the rivers that will bless to the uttermost parts of the earth (O. Chambers). Lord, make me a river. I’ve gazed in […]

Praying for ‘Poof!’…Because It Isn’t Incurable.

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22 The past two weeks brought three friends to my attention who are dealing with health issues. One reported three suspicious cysts following a mammogram. This saucy, prayer warrior-princess was quick to report that she has neither the time, the energy, nor […]