Expectant Prayers

2016 was one of the best years of my life, both personally and spiritually. So I welcomed 2017 with great enthusiasm and expectation for the months ahead, without a clue of how very difficult they […]

Feeling Sad This Christmas

I was 8 years old when I first heard that Christmas could be a sad time. I remember so vividly being at my grandmother’s house, standing by her beautiful tree, completely mesmerized by the shimmering […]

Have You Taken a Look at Yourself Lately?

James 1:22-24, 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks […]

Beyond Prejudice

Imagine this: You travel to France to finally fulfill a life-long dream of visiting Paris, the City of Lights and Love. Oh-lah-lah! Actually not. Your excitement comes crashing down when the Parisians – the very […]

Take Off Your Sandals

Exodus 3:1-5, Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of […]

Small Beginnings

Matthew 13:31-32, 31He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when […]

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Psalm 8:2, Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have established strength on account of your adversaries, in order to silence the enemy and vengeful foe. (ISV) Children tell the funniest stories. […]

Energizing Faith

I’ve been thinking a lot about faith lately – especially after my mom was diagnosed with cancer – what to believe for in a specific situation, when to cling on to hope, and when to […]

What Makes You Tick?

Years ago I traveled to North Carolina to attend a 3-day conference for Christian women speakers and writers. Such trip was a veritable luxury for me. Money was tight back then and my husband Ron […]