I want to share an amazing aspect of hope with you.   Hope is both the anchor that holds in troubled times AND a lifeline. Hope is what tells you: You’re going to make it! When life feels out of control, you can be secured by hope instead of going through the day like everyone else, wondering how you’re going to make     read more


Have you ever been so tired you yelled for everyone to be quiet? Maybe you’ve banged on the wall and bellowed for the party animal next door to keep it down or hollered at noisy roommates so you could study. If you’re a parent, and you’re honest, you’ve probably raised your voice a time-or-two calling for quiet.     It     read more

Yes, Lord?

I’ve never been as cold and warm at heart as I was during lambing season in Devon, England.  Birthing, feeding and caring for newborn lambs brought the words of the 23rd Psalm alive for me—The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. First—like     read more

Why Me?

How many times have you heard someone say, “Everything happens for a reason?” What that sounds like is you think the other person was supposed to go through whatever tragic situation they’re facing. That for some cosmic reason they’re supposed to be experiencing unimaginable grief, heartache or pain. How do you think that makes them feel? Everything does not happen     read more

Do These 3 Things & Be Happy

1. Really—Let It Go… It’s been said that hanging on to anger, unforgiveness, hatred and a desire for revenge is like drinking poison and then hoping the other person will die. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which     read more

Tidy Up Time

 He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house is a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” Luke 19:45-46 Don’t you hate that overwhelmed—where do I begin—feeling when things get out of hand? That’s exactly how I felt     read more