The night I found out Julie (real name withheld) had moved in with her boyfriend, my mind reeled in unbelief. Julie had been a regular in my women’s Bible study group and on our college leadership team.
All of us want a story that begins, “once upon a time” and ends like fairy tales do; “and they lived happily ever after.” The day the tragic motorcycle accident tore Pastor Paul’s physical presence from this earth, my world
How to Tell Yourself the Truth
“I just don’t feel like doing it.” And so I did absolutely nothing on day one. I stayed in bed all day. Day two – I felt the same. I was unproductive, discouraged and
Will the Real Me Please Stand?
“I am doing just fine.” I blurted. I lied to myself; I thought if I wanted the words to be true and then spoke them aloud to my concerned friend, I might convince my
“How could church people be so mean?” I thought to myself. Just a few hours earlier, my pastor- husband had been told to turn in his resignation. Now, I was the sole supporter of our little family of four with
Do you know who you are? You might say, of course, I am (your name). I work (your employment). I am single, married to (your spouse’s name) and I have (number of children or pets). But these are roles you
I believed a lie for two decades. It was something I had been told when I took ballet as an 8 year old, and some of the other students commented on my appearance. They said, “You are fat” –
Happy New Year!
I hope you are full of joy and hope for 2018.
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What’s new for you? I am thrilled to see lives restored every day.
Last week, I
“Come on in, we have a place for you.” Doesn’t it feel good to be welcomed, to a friend’s home or family gathering? Especially at church, it’s great to feel like you fit in. I am thankful the church I
Thankful for time to share Jesus. Jim and I traveled to Bishop, CA as I spoke for an “Evening of Hospitality.”
What a wonderful way to bring together women for an evening of encouragement.
“Therefore, since we are receiving