Friends in unexpected places

Isn’t it interesting the way God puts people in our lives? We are gifted with the right people just when we need them–and they often defy our expectations. Last weekend I was in New York for the wedding of a dear friend. He and I worked together in 1997 in Fort Wayne, Ind., when both of us were...

Walking With God

Earlier this year I had the brilliant idea (insert sarcastic tone) that I was going to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Now, before I take you any farther down this road, let me give you three reasons this may have been an ill-conceived idea from the outset. I haven’t run—no, make that...

Prayer of a Wimpy Woman

It’s hot! I’ve never been a fan of hot weather, but I especially don’t like it lately. The heat index in my home area was at 117 degrees earlier this week. That’s just crazy! Thank God for A/C! I used to be tough. I grew up without air conditioning. In my childhood home, we didn’t even run fans....

A Love Letter

Dear Popaw, I can’t believe you’re turning 90 today! But I am so, so grateful to God — and to you — for giving me this day to celebrate. I think my first memory of you was 30 years ago, when you turned 60 and we celebrated with Kermit the Frog hats. Amazing what sticks in the mind of...

Psalm 11

From beginning to end, this psalm expresses unabashed confidence in God.  This does not mean, however, that everything was going smoothly.  The situation was so bad that the psalmist’s friends urged him to flee to the mountain like a bird.  These friends describe the dangers threatened by the wicked. ...

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