Yearly Archives: 2018

To Be Sung to the Tune “Doe of the Morning”
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To Be Sung to the Tune “Doe of the Morning”

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Thus begins Psalm 22. But we know those words better as one of the seven last words Jesus spoke from the cross. Of all of the seven, these are the second most haunting. The first is (my opinion) when Jesus died by declaring “It is finished.” […]

The Lie You Tell Yourself That God is Not Enough
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The Lie You Tell Yourself That God is Not Enough

I am so lucky to be leading this teen girls’ Bible study from my local church I serve we call Peace Girls. It’s all about “wasted time” to just talk so we can find peace in our lives. After 37 years of youth ministry, today’s teens struggle way more with anxiety than they do peer […]

Can I Love the Wounded People Too?
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Can I Love the Wounded People Too?

Confession time. I was debating whether or not to post this, but here it is. As many of my friends and family know, I love animals. LOVE them. Dogs, cats, goats, pigs, rabbits. frogs, lizards, you name it. And yes, even snakes occasionally, lol. But my love for animals is causing a problem…. A deep […]

The Numbing Lie of Crazy Busy
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The Numbing Lie of Crazy Busy

What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us. Crazy busy is a numbing behavior. For you it is the schedule of your life. Being overextended on […]

Trust the Shepard
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Trust the Shepard

How is it that I haven’t posted a blog since my birthday five months ago!? I am telling you, this year is flying by. My lack of silence is not meaning that there is nothing going on…..On the contrary, there is a lot going on in my heart and I am just waiting for the […]

A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure
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A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure

I received this message from a guy in my life (who also happens to be a great catch): Mandy and I broke up, so that’s tough. The distance was getting to be too much. Our personalities were different enough that we always had to put a lot of work into our relationship even when we […]

Keeping Your World Small Is a Coping Mechanism. Sigh.
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Keeping Your World Small Is a Coping Mechanism. Sigh.

I have raised four wonderful boys, now men. I had no idea what I was doing. They chose me. Noticing their attachment to me I heard God’s direction to say yes. I jumped in. And John married all of us. We were a group package on that wedding day. When it came to raising these […]

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