When the Answer is No

  I have a friend who has been anxiously awaiting news of a decision – someone else’s decision.  One out of her control, yet having the potential to greatly impact her and her family. She waited months for the outcome.  She needed a yes.  She prayed for a yes.  But the answer was no. Another... Continue Reading →

Peeking at a Younger Me

I unexpectedly stumbled across an old journal of mine.  One I had started as a senior in high school, and had again picked up a few years later as a young married woman thinking about starting a family. Its pages contained prayers I had forgotten I prayed.  Frustrations I had forgotten I felt. Even the... Continue Reading →

And So I Pray

I’m praying for a friend. Actually for a few friends. Friends who are going up against difficult assignments. Friends who so desperately long for a definitive answer from God, but all that’s heard clearly is His instruction to wait. Or to reach out, to be available to others, regardless of the outcome. What a challenging... Continue Reading →

A Time for Silence

Some days I have no idea what to write.  I find myself at a loss for words.  My mind seems closed off, void of anything constructive, or meaningful, or insightful.  Perhaps my mind is as tired as my body no doubt is.  So I dig a little deeper, think a little harder, ponder a little... Continue Reading →

Are You Thankful?

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say, ‘Thank you’"?  - William Ward Most nights we rally our children together, each of us sharing our “thankfuls” -- the one thing we’re most thankful for that day. I must confess this is not something we’ve always done.  In fact,... Continue Reading →

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