He Provides

In my life, I’ve experienced a great deal of joy and happiness, but also deep sorrow and pain. It seems like I’ve had my fair share of hardship in life – maybe that seems true for you as well. In my thirty-seven and a half years, miscarriage, death of family members, near death of my … More He Provides

Life with Purpose

Have you ever tried to keep a baby quiet or get a little one to stop crying? It seems like a pretty impossible task. You may have observed a young mother trying to calm or distract her infant in church or at a restaurant. Sometimes it works but other times that baby is just going … More Life with Purpose

Many Good Gifts

The doll was expensive. I’d spent the last hour on the American Girl doll website. Christmas was coming and I wanted our daughter to have a special gift. Shipping was free only today. Still, I couldn’t do it. 2012 was trying for us. With my husband sick and not working, we’d survived financially on the … More Many Good Gifts

A Sign Shall Be Given

We live in a world with lots of signs. There are directional signs, informational signs, and way-finding signs. Each day we depend on signs in the grocery store (looking for the soup aisle), driving down the street (the all important stop sign), and along the highway (watching for the correct exit sign). Yes, signs help … More A Sign Shall Be Given

Live Different.

A recent sermon really kicked my rear. Listening to it was a mix of good: a desire to do better, enthusiasm to propel me forward, conviction of sin. And bad: realizing I totally missed the boat on that one and…I’m not even sure I want to do better. The sermon pinpointed how I long for … More Live Different.