A Mother’s Prayer

She has your husband’s eyes. She looks just like her big sister. He has your personality. It’s that last one that always trips me up a little bit. It’s true. My son, Alex, is just like me in terms of personality–shy, hesitant, a worrier. I hate that he inherited those things from me. I saw it...

A Look at Psalm 10

The psalmist wonders why God doesn’t step in.  His prayer is rather brash:  “Why, O Lord, do you stand aloof? / Why hide in times of distress?” Most of us may feel this way once in a while, though our prayer might be more polite.  This prayer may encourage us to be more brazen in our approach to...

Unconditional Puppy Love

I am so blessed to be loved–by my kids, my husband, but especially by my dog, Aggie. We rescued Aggie from a shelter in 1995. She was the only girl left in the litter and weighed slightly over three pounds at five weeks old. She was the size of my hand when we brought her home. We named her after the...

‘Two Sparrows in a Hurricane’

My husband and his siblings are flying high after celebrating their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary recently. Not every married couple makes it to this significant milestone, and most of our family honestly didn’t think they’d make it to this celebration. ‘In sickness and in...

Come Down Where You Ought to Be

This summer, I attended a national convention of church leaders in Atlanta. It was wonderful to be in the company of the renowned, the famous, the brilliant, and the experts. Everywhere I turned there went another one. What really drove me wild was that they would actually stop and talk to me… me, a...

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