Category: Faith

Skincare Routine for Younger Looking Skin

Skincare Routine for Younger Looking Skin

When I was in my mid 40's it hit me that the 50's were closely looming around the corner and I started reading a few blogs written by "mid-life beauty experts".  That is when I learned about things like exfoliating, retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and CC creams. I started trying things - one tube or pump at a...Read More

Just Give It To Me Straight!

I have been working out, off and on, for several years. When you have a sports medicine-guy husband, a personal trainer son, and a daughter who played volleyball through high school and college - and disciplines herself to work out several times a week no matter how busy she is - you make time to work out! I love to...Read More

He Remembered!

I opened my laptop to get some work done and took a quick detour to Facebook just to see what was happening there. To my surprise I found that the following had been posted on my wall by my 23 year old son: "Romans 13:7- Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue...Read More

When Nothing Makes Sense

It's been 5 years now since the ministry that Brian and I had lived for over 20 years closed down. Those years made sense. It's what we had trained for and felt called to. God combined both of our giftings and training and placed us in a setting where we could be used. Then it suddenly ended and Brian couldn't...Read More

Am I Enough?

"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing". John 15:5 Now that my children are both in their 20's, I often find myself in the middle of one of those "Remember when you did THIS, mom?" conversations. You...Read More

To Know Me Is To Love Me Anyway

  I met Brian when I was in my sophomore year of college. He was a handsome seminary student and he was everything I had ever dreamed of: godly, compassionate, loyal, romantic, handsome, athletic, he loved people, and he was called to career ministry. Yes. He was everything I had dreamed of  and I was sure that he would never...Read More

I Will Not Let Him Win

Accusation. It stops me in my tracks. Like a sharp knife being thrust into my stomach.  That’s how it feels. Yes. That’s how it feels. The accuser. The enemy. Always looking for an opportunity to attack, defeat, sidetrack, and accuse. That is exactly what he has been doing. I barely even recognized it for what it was until I found myself in a heap on the...Read More

When You Want Your Children To Read God’s Word

Bible before breakfast!" she told me "That's the rule in our house. No Bible. No breakfast!"  Her children were young and she was sincerely attempting to train her children to be in the Word every day. It sounded good to me! I came home and shared this great idea with my husband. "What do you think?", I asked "Maybe we...Read More

Strength Or Weakness?

"But this beautiful treasure is contained in us - cracked pots made of earth and clay - so that the transcendent character of this power will be clearly seen as coming from God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:7) I am painfully aware of one of my weakest traits. What I find to be interesting is that I think...Read More
Ahhhh! Triumph! The Waiting Room Of Prayer

Ahhhh! Triumph! The Waiting Room Of Prayer

The setting is a quiet waiting room. Sitting in a hard plastic chair, I patiently wait for my turn to be seen by the doctor. Listening intently for my name to be called, I am surrounded by people who are reading magazines, watching the news, or staring at thier phones. Suddenly an elderly woman, her white hair pulled back in a...Read More

When Time Seems To Stand Still

It's late in the afternoon and I am busily preparing dinner.  The kitchen window is open. We've been given a spring-like day in the middle of winter and the fresh air has filled the room, pleasantly  mixing  with the aroma of  dinner cooking in the oven.  Breaded chicken breast smothered in tangy Italian sauce and Mozzarella cheese.  Warm rolls.  Steamed...Read More

What Do You See That Points You To God?

When our children were young, we spent one of our family vacations at a luxurious resort in the breathtaking mountains of Vermont. Having spent several years of my childhood living in the picturesque country of Norway, I learned to love being near the mountains. If I had my choice and could pick the perfect place to live, it would be...Read More