A Lesser Communion

"Thou preparest a table before me…my cup runneth over." Psalm 23:5 If you were to visit my home, you would see this sign hanging above the cook top in my kitchen: It started off as a joke — a little irony directed at the Martha Stewart mindset […]

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Praying God’s Promises

A promise is only as good as the person who makes it. The character of the promiser is what gives the promise its value. As we learn to pray God’s promises, the starting point is the nature of God. The essence of […]

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God’s Living Letters

I received a letter the other day. Oh, it didn’t have a stamp in the right-​​​​hand corner or even a return address sticker. But I knew exactly where it came from and there was no doubt who had sent it. The letter was wearing jeans […]

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Fleeting Fame

For the past month, they were celebrated. People dressed them up, told stories around them, prayed near them, lit them up and hung precious family keepsakes on them. They stood tall, beautiful and lush. Soon, they will be in a pile, stacked up, […]

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Reactive or Effective: How to Keep Your Cool

I threw a spoon across the kitchen the other day. It felt good for about two seconds and then regret sank in. My girls had been screaming and picking on each other all afternoon and I had reached my limit. “She's looking […]

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Living in the Moment

My mom was happy to see me. It had been months since we were together We live on opposite sides of the continental USA. Mom has severe dementia and I’m never sure if she will know who I am when I fly in […]

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