Come Home. He Is Waiting.

One of my most treasured possessions is a book by the Scottish writer Ian Maclaren titled Beside the Bonnie Briar Bush. It was given to me by Ruth Graham, the late wife of Dr. Billy Graham. There are several stories in…

Prayers For Florida

My heart aches right now as I return from New Zealand and see the devastation throughout Florida and in my husband’s home city Charleston, SC.  It’s hard to take in the pictures we’re seeing and the unimaginable flooding that has…

Prayers For Texas.

My heart aches this morning for my home state of Texas and the people of Louisiana. It’s hard to take in the pictures we’re seeing and the unimaginable flooding that has left thousands homeless. Please join me in praying for…

Trusting God One Step At A Time

Have you ever asked yourself, what does it look like to trust God? How do we live in this crazy, shifting world and still stand in a place of absolute confidence that God is with us and for us? It’s easy to…

Worship Your Way Through Your Storm

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead…

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned.

“She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. ‘Dear woman, why are you crying?’ Jesus asked her. ‘Who are you looking for?’” John 20:14-15a (NLT) As Labor Day approached last year,…

Finding Peace In The Midst Of The Storm.

No one prepared me for this! Christian was accepted into Texas A&M for the fall of 2015. The pile of his going-to-college stuff got bigger and bigger as the stifling heat of summer intensified and The Day got closer. When…

Worship Your Way Through Storms and Disappointment.

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead…

Finding Your Worth In God Alone

“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious…

Who We Are In Christ.

  Sitting in the psychiatrist’s office, I felt as if my pounding heart were going to burst out of my chest. I had been admitted to the Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital the previous evening and was staying in the psychiatric…

A Lesson In Perserverance…From A Yorkie

  It had been a long weekend of delayed flights and short nights. I had finally gotten home, but Monday morning I could barely crawl out of bed. I think I was sleepwalking when I made myself a cup of…

God Knows Your Story and He Loves You

Imagine a made-for-TV movie of your life – everything you’ve ever done, everything you’ve ever said, all the things you’ve never told another living soul. Imagine it’s there on the screen for everyone to watch. How would you feel about…

What If I Feel Shame?

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33b (NIV) When Barry and I were first married I came up with a nickname for him: “Velcro-Boy.” He earned that title because every…

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