The Root of Weeds

Many times, I looked out in the yard and noticed an onslaught of weeds. It seems every time we mow, the weeds just pop back up the next day. One day, determined to alleviate the problem, I grabbed a dinosaur step stool and an old shoe box. For a while, and by a while I mean five…

Anchored

July 29th “COME TO ME CONTINUALLY. I am meant to be the Center of your consciousness, the Anchor of your soul. Your mind will wonder from Me, but the question is how far you allow it to wander. An anchor on a short rope lets a boat drift only slightly before the taut line tugs the boat…

Winter Green Grass

A few years back, I went to the little league park to play a game of family baseball with my husband and kids. As we played that day, I couldn’t help but notice the lush green grass under my feet. Even in the midst of winter, the grass was vibrant with life. When the game…

Ready for Battle

David was a man who heard what others had heard. What crippled others with fear, called him to action. When his family learned of his calling, they doubted and even became angry with him. Even the man in charge of their spiritual journey spoke against him. Hearing all of their doubt, he did the unthinkable,…

The Intersection of Adventure and Respect

Lately, I have been really struggling to understand my younger son, Michael. He is all things boy. I am all things girl. He speaks blue. I speak pink. We are made different and those differences have made for a festive puberty transition. In my efforts to understand my son, the way he thinks, the way…

First Responder

11-12 Then he was told, “Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.” A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a…

My Father’s Father’s Promise Is My Hope

Last week I ran across an old friend, a scripture that had given me much hope, through many of my life’s trials. I have walked a lot of life in these last three and a half decades, so when a promise in scripture like this one comes along, it is one I cling to for hope….

Pass the Script Please

“Do these jeans make my butt look big?” “What do you think I should do?” “He shouldn’t need me to tell him that I want to go on a surprise date!” Do these questions sound familiar? Do they often start a heated discussion? How about, “Where do you want to eat?” I remember early in…