The Steady

It’s the steady that gets things done! Not the rush nor the worry, not even the want. It’s the set your face like flint, put your shoulder into it, press forward slowly, but surely, kind of tenacity that tackles the towering tasks. READ THE ENTIRE POST... SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Pencil-Thin Purposes: When Dreams Disappoint

I peek through a windowpane on this frosty February morning in anticipation of a velvety blanket covering the road to work. Yet last night’s weather broadcaster’s boastings of severe snow conditions fell far short of my expectations; in fact, not even a pencil thin layer of puffiness materialized. “No snow day.” I pout. My husband …

Make Dreams Come True in 2012

Often what I enjoy the most wrestles out from under a price tag: the giggle of my grown up girl or the scent of a rose freshly snipped from the stem. Such is the same for my artistic interests—whether designing a wreath or writing a book. Money doesn’t matter when sunrays stream through the window …

Marco Polo: God’s Uncanny Riddles or Mere Imagination

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”*Proverbs 25:2-3 Have you ever felt like finding God’s will was similar to a game of Marco Polo? Blinded by your human nature, you cry out “Marco” (what’s next Lord?). Silence. Then some unexpected message comes your way and you stumble towards the general direction of “Polo.” You wonder …

Deferred Dreams

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” –Proverbs 13:11-13 My blogging friend, Slam Dunks, hit one out of the park with his latest post, “The Best that Never Was.” He writes about a well-known athlete, Marcus Dupree, who sustained an injury that ended his promising career in professional football. …

Realization #2 for 2010: God Didn’t Forget

When I had to leave my former career as an international missionary leader (interspersed with jaunts as a pastor's wife), I thought that God had forgotten…about what He had inspired me to do, what I had loved, what I’d given my life to for fifteen years. I lost so much: my role as an encourager …