It was an email from Read More
As I write this, I’m walking on my treadmill instead of sitting at my desk. I’ve learned the hard way, when I sit too long I get fidgety and bored and Read More
Do you fully give Him your dreams and plans? Do you hand them over?
Or are you like me and want to keep a hand, a finger on it; have a small bit of control?
Interestingly, Read More
It never has been.
I doubt it ever will be.
When we wait, we’re Read More
I was getting ready to make bread today and started to laugh.
I know, a strange thing to do when getting ready to bake.
I laughed because I realized making bread is a metaphor for my current season.
Have you heard this statement?
I am currently in a season when God is saying—Trust Me. Lots of “unknowns.” Lots of “uncertainty.” Lots of “waiting for answers.” Lots of “prayers followed by silence.”
You know what means. This is a season of refinement. Of growing. A season of removing impurities in my thinking, attitude, and/or life. Read More
This post was originally a Facebook Live video, but I had several people ask me to post it so they could share it with their readers or print it off.
I left it in outline format to make it easier to find subheadings.
The answers are not as intuitive as we would assume. Read More
I apologize this didn’t get out on Saturday as planned. I was blessed to be present with family and friends. To encourage others in need and to be blessed in return.
And now back to regular programming 🙂
This ancient art developed because a beloved piece of pottery broke—a tea bowl, according to legend. Motivated by a deep sorrow to see anything wasted and lifestyle that embraces change, some innovative craftsmen sought to discover a way to revitalize pottery pieces that had been damaged.
When something breaks, we tend to toss it and Read More
A friend, a mentor, a leader to come alongside you and speak words of Truth over you to strengthen you? Words to expand your faith? Words to soothe the jagged edges of a painful situation? Words to infuse hope where Read More
What was intended to be a diversion, a distraction, ended up Read More
I don’t know about you, but the start of a new school year feels more like New Year’s than the January 1st’s New Year’s does. Everything feels fresh. New. Like someone hit update and restart.
I don’t get that feeling at New Year’s. I never have.
Maybe it’s because by the time NYE rolls around I feel like an old tired dog. Christmas and all its hype are over. It’s STILL cold and wintery. And in Minnesota, there’s A LOT of winter left with not much to look forward to unless you icefish, ski, snowmobile, or play hockey. I do none of those things. So I keep my cocoa close and try to push away the knowledge that the next few months are going to bring in a lot more cold, ice, and snow.
But in the fall, at the start of the new school year, it’s different. It’s like the whistle announcing the beginning of a new football game. Your eyes are glued to the field as you Read More
Today is the day we take our oldest son to school and set up his dorm. Read More