Good Triangles, Bad Triangles.

By yourself, you’re unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped. Ecclesiastes 4:12 Triangles. These three-sided polygons assure structural stability and add to beauty in art. Consider what a simple, raised gable does to ramp up the curb appeal of a house? […]

She Has Done a Beautiful Thing.

She has done a beautiful thing to Me.” Matthew 26:10b, Mark 14:6b When the woman appears in Matthew and Mark’s gospel account, she is nameless. John’s gospel references this woman as Mary from Bethany, the one who poured perfume on the Lord’s feet and then wiped His feet with her hair (12:3). But her name […]

The Art of Divorce.

Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men I would not be a servant of God. Galatians 1:10 In general terms, divorce means a total separation; disunion. I’d been wrestling with niggling guilt about an […]

It Wasn’t Perfect.

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Following the fourth of four ballet auditions for a summer intensive program, my daughter emerged from open double doors within the lobby. She was in the company of several other dancers. I fixed my gaze on her face, studying it for those signs. You […]

It’s On My Calendar.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5   Last fall, a dear friend texted to mention that my birthday was coming up. Warmth billowed inside my chest. A smile stretched […]

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