Bite of Bread: Bible Reading Plan for Hope

  Is anyone else having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit? Me too. My neighborhood is filled with houses all decked out for the celebration. Ann Voskamp Periscoped about the night before advent. And Facebook is filled with pictures of Christmas trees all pretty and perfect in my friends’ homes. I’m still recovering from Thanksgiving. And, […]

Bite of Bread: January 20-26 (Reading Plan of Praise and the Parable of the Toenail)

Warning: This post contains possible TMI (too much information), discussion of embarrassing human issues, and relates the smallest of problems to the greatness of God’s faithfulness and bigger plan.         I fought it for almost 15 years. I tried everything possible to get rid of it, but nothing, even the strongest of oral […]

Is it a Buried Dream or a Planted Seed?

As my husband and I watched “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” I could feel grief threaten my calm disposition as the actors on the screen so aptly portrayed the pain of a couple who can’t conceive. My heart broke as they wrote down all of the characteristics they dreamed for their child, put the […]

Thankful for the Darkness (2011 post 2nd edition)

There is something magical about Christmas lights. Ordinary homes transform into gumdrop houses. The outline of barren trees form graceful shapes against the darkness, and inside my home the lights from our tree cast a warm glow. I love to sit in their grace listening to the quiet and counting my blessings. But it struck […]