I ’m blessed with many wonderful friends, but there is one in particular who I would describe as a “breath of fresh air.” Just being in her presence encourages me. I’ve known her for more decades than I would like to admit I’ve even lived, and I can remember only once or twice that she’s spoken [...]
R ebecca and I want to let you know that we’re praying for all our readers. We pray that you’ll be able to walk in peace and trust God. He’s got you! Covid-19 is a devastating virus. It’s a living, breathing thing that spreads silently and invisibly across borders and into bodies, sometimes bringing devastating effects. [...]
I f there’s anything I’m asking God for in 2020, it’s to hope more. You may be thinking—why hope more? Hope sounds kind of wimpy. Why not ask to love more? That’s really important, isn’t it? But hope? Isn’t hope just wishful thinking? Of course, love is important. It’s the first commandment. Love God. Love your [...]
I sometimes wonder if there’s a conspiracy against quiet in our culture. Sound is pumped into every space we inhabit. Can you think of a public space without some sort of a sound system at work? I didn’t think so. And when we don’t like what’s filling our shared space, we pump it directly into [...]
I’ve always been one of those “all or nothing” kind of people. I lost 135 lbs. in a year with very little struggle. How did I do that? I got on a program and stuck to it like glue. It really wasn’t that hard, once I’d made up my mind. The struggle began after I lost the weight. That was almost seven years ago, and I’ve wrestled every day to keep it off, sometimes unsuccessfully.