Word Wednesday is back! I’ve Never Liked the Word “Submit” Until Now

Planning a wedding in two weeks doesn’t allow much time for marital counseling. I think we spent only thirty minutes with our pastor twenty-five years ago. As we settled into chairs facing our silver-haired sage, he opened his Bible to Ephesians 5:22 and read, “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Yep, those … Continue reading “Word Wednesday is back! I’ve Never Liked the Word “Submit” Until Now”

Steven James Book Giveaway: Sailing Between the Stars

    A fable written by Steven James in his book, Sailing between the Stars: The craftsman fingered the flute he had just made. “My child, you’re newly born, but already pregnant. You’re pregnant with wedding songs and funeral dirges and lyrical tunes of the traveling bands. The music of the world lies in your … Continue reading “Steven James Book Giveaway: Sailing Between the Stars”

Obeying God When It’s hard

Sometimes it’s easy to follow God. But other times His leading may be unclear or hard to obey because it doesn’t seem to make sense to us. Obeying God can be difficult. I was always an obedient child. It wasn’t because I was GOOD. My obedience grew from another source, a desire to please. Yep, … Continue reading “Obeying God When It’s hard”

Three Things to Do to Find Hope Again

I passed by a billboard yesterday that said, “Fear is contagious, but hope is too.” I loved that. It’s true isn’t it? And oh how we need hope. Without this “thing with feathers” as Emily Dickinson called it, we can’t go on. I know what it’s like to loose hope. I’ve experienced the grim diagnosis, … Continue reading “Three Things to Do to Find Hope Again”

Fighting Words for the Spiritual Battle

In the Spirit World Freckles are sprinkled across her nose, and two pigtails braided loosely are woven messy. Her helmet is too big. And her sword is covered in fingerprints. Her tutu is tattered, and her skin peeks out from a hole in her tights. But this ballerina is a warrior. The enemy slithers to … Continue reading “Fighting Words for the Spiritual Battle”

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