Yes, But…

Yes, But…

Sometimes the path ahead looks too steep or uncertain to continue. We all face fears, doubts, worries, regrets. We may be facing obstacles that seem too big, trying to overcome mistakes that seem too costly, or dealing with people who seem impossible to please. Whatever the situation, these two little words can help: Yes, but… […]

Foolish Fears

Foolish Fears

My daughter is terrified of sunflowers. Not just the ones that grow wild and tall on the plains and have centers that contain hundreds of seeds that could possibly be mistaken for insects. I’m talking about any sunflowers.  Literally. One time when we were traveling together, we stopped at a convenience store to use the […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing the Gospel

Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing the Gospel

Last week during his Sunday sermon, our pastor related a story that I will repeat here. Two men worked for a construction company over a period of fifteen years. Each day, they took their lunch pails out to a quiet place and conversed about the job, their families, their hobbies, favorite movies and books. One […]

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

I’m in a dry spell with my writing and can’t seem to create.  I’ve managed to scrape together five chapters of my current work in progress, but it’s like fingernails digging into the rock at the bottom of the well to get any words written. There is nothing there.Not saying that my writing isn’t good. […]

What About Those Doubts?

What About Those Doubts?

Over the last few years, I’ve come to sympathize with Thomas. His name is forever tied with doubt, but was he really different than any of us? I think we’ve all had doubts about something in our lives a time or two (or twenty). Looking back, I used to doubt that God’s love was as […]

Belief Is a Choice

Belief Is a Choice

Recently I attended the Women of Faith Conference, which was so amazing and awesome I can hardly believe I was able to go.  There were several speakers there but two really stood out for me: Lisa Harper and Angie Smith. I’ve never read their works, but have a couple on my TBR pile. (That’s “to […]