Does the Proverbs 31 Woman Ever Sleep?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Haunted by exhaustion and the need for sleep most of the years of my motherhood, I was sometimes discouraged by the Proverbs 31 woman.  I would find myself trying to live up to her standards and failing, especially when it came to sleep. One verse in particular made me feel like a real loser: verse Read More

Jesus Won’t Leave You in Wrong-Thinking

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes I just worry that I’m not thinking rightly.  I’m certainly aware of a lot of wrong-thinking I have justified in my brain: blaming others for my decisions; laying down my God-given authority; judging, comparing myself to and competing with others; treasuring temporal trinkets; floundering in self-pity; missing the most important ones in front of Read More

Why Did I Just Say That?

Reading Time: 5 minutes We often ask the Lord, “Why?” but do we ask it of ourselves? “Why do I want to say that?”  “Why DID I do that?” “Why do I want to go over there?”  Unfortunately, it wasn’t until my late twenties before I learned to ask myself this simple and telling question, “Why?”  “Why did I just Read More

Those who don't try never look foolish.

Stephen Schwartz

Listening With Your Mind’s Eye

Reading Time: 4 minutes Close your eyes and imagine a glass. What did you see? I saw a tall, slender, clear glass filled with ice and a clear carbonated beverage, probably Sprite. What I saw was formed in my mind’s eye, or my imagination. The Lord may use our imagination to speak to us. For me, receiving pictures from Read More

Six Fighter Jets

The Strength of a Six-Word Memoir

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was introduced to the idea of a Six Word Memoir and encouraged to write one by Stephanie S. Smith in one of her Slant Letters, titled Don’t Be a Small Talk Writer. Here’s mine: Beloved, Knowing More, Loving More, Beloved. I love how it’s guarded on each side by identity.  Beloved.  It’s my name, Read More

1 3 4 5