It’s December 25. Traditionally the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior. Yet here I am at my desk conducting business as usual. It’s not really a bah, humbug attitude. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate. Or can’t let go of work long enough to celebrate. Read More ….
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I’m full of joy. I mean full to overflowing. Oh, how I long to share my joy. But few would accept it. You see my joy has come in trials and tribulations. James, the brother of Jesus, wrote, Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of Read More ….
Today I encountered another “panhandler” on the corner of a busy intersection. As is my habit, I grabbed some bills out of a container on my console and handed them to the man. Each time I hear in my internal ear, “He’s only going to use it for drugs or Read More ….
At some point in our lives we are all caregivers. Whether caring for an infant or a loved one with a chronic illness, we all have been there. Sometimes we consider caregiving just a natural part of our life at the moment, at other times it’s doesn’t seem normal. Caring for Read More ….
As someone caring for an ill or elderly loved one, you understand that your role can push you to the limit, press on every nerve—and yet fill you with a deep sense of love and peace of mind. Beloved authors Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk know this too. Beautifully written Read More ….
It’s been about ten years. One place that I felt was a safe place to share intimate truths turned out to be a minefield of pain. I had attended this church for nearly three decades before the knife stabbed my heart. I’m not the only person who has been hurt Read More ….