How’s Your Spiritual Life Going?

  Argh! Once again, I was ripping out all the stitches on my sweater project. My work was all wrong according to the gauge, and when that happens— well let’s just say—things don’t turn out like they are supposed to. In my case, if I kept going, I would end up with something that wouldn’t…

Can I Get a Witness?

“I can’t do that.” This statement is one often heard when people are called upon to share their testimony with others, followed by, “Evangelism is not my gifting. Someone else would be much better at it. I wouldn’t know what to say. Just let me serve behind the scenes.” They talk themselves out of it…

Tiny Beginnings

“The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” Matthew 13:33 My kitchen has the lovely smell of bread rising. Flour mixed with yeast gives off the beautiful aroma of the anticipation of something wonderful to come. I can remember my…

Are You All In? Trusting God Completely

It was a long night spent sitting in cramped quarters. What was I thinking? About half way in, I began to think my traveling days were over. I reached my limit of “discomfort by choice.” And then there was a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The Hours to Arrival ticked down…

On a Mission: Not Your Typical Teenage Dream

I’m happy to announce a new feature on my blog. On a Mission will feature women who have taken on Jesus’ command to reach out to their communities and into the world beyond to love others. I hope that you find the stories encouraging as you get to know these extraordinary Girls on Adventure. I would like to…

When God Became Real

  Now, the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. John 1:14a When I was a young woman, I walked away from the church. Maybe it was just the religious part of church I left behind. I just didn’t fit in. Where there should have been acceptance, I received rejection. Where I should…

Packing Light and Still Smelling Sweet

As you know, I love to travel. This year I will be staying domestic. Some of my friends, however, are off to Israel and I have to say I’m a bit envious. I love the planning and anticipation of a trip abroad. My friends have also had lots of fun discussing the details but they…