Let peace begin with me

Let peace begin with me

I was the oldest of five kids, and I guess I’ve lived up to the expectation of the oldest child...

Remembering Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Remembering Jennifer Kennedy Dean

My world was rocked last month when I learned that my friend Jennifer Kennedy Dean died of a sudden heart...

How I know God is good

How I know God is good

People say, “If God is good, why is there so much pain in the world?”   I could go all...

The scripture that really bugged me . . .

The scripture that really bugged me . . .

Years ago a couple verses from the Bible bugged me.   In his first letter to new believers in Thessalonica...

From strength to strength

From strength to strength

Years ago in my second year of teaching, I was in early stages of pregnancy when I faced a teaching...

Power praying with the Past-Present-Future Prayer

Power praying with the Past-Present-Future Prayer

I was beginning to shake.   It was cold lying on that gurney in the bowels of the Reno hospital...

Choosing joy on a long haul day

Choosing joy on a long haul day

Whooeee . . . yesterday was a full day. I drove an hour to Reno for an important errand. Then...

Look up today by singing

Look up today by singing

I learned to sing in the car.   When I was a girl, my parents loaded up us five kids...

Need help?

Need help?

There have been many times when I have felt God’s help and complete sustenance, but two years ago I experienced...

How I still my heart each day

How I still my heart each day

I do not sit still often.   To-do lists float in my head constantly. Even in conversation with others–if I’m...