Contentment & Puppies

My family has gone puppy-crazy. If you’ve been following the blog, you know that in February, my parents’ beloved standard poodle, Quigley, died. He was such a joy to the whole extended family, but especially to my parents. A couple of weeks ago, the decision was made that it was time for them to get... Continue Reading →

Masquerade

I’m not often surprised by people. Every now and then, I will hear that someone I know who professes to be a Christian, is making choices to live in a way that is inconsistent with faith in Christ. Others will express their shock at the change, but usually, the “new” behavior is consistent with the... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Thirst-Quencher

I have been thinking about a song my father sang in church, when I was a child: “Like the woman at the well I was seeking / For things that could not satisfy. . .Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord / Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.” When I was... Continue Reading →

Selfish Generosity

I am always looking to evaluate myself, and I try to be open to the work of the Holy Spirit in my life. I want to understand as best as possible how my mind works and what motivates my behavior. Recently, God has given me insight into why I respond the way I do when... Continue Reading →

Shedding Light On Delight

Last week's blog was actually a full-length introduction to this week. I had too much to say for a single blog post. The conclusion was that if the God of the universe delights in me, my response should be to find my delight – my joy and pleasure - in my relationship with Him. I... Continue Reading →

Unrequited God

Over the years, I’ve given a lot of thought to what it means for me to “delight [myself] in the LORD.” I’ve had an uncomfortable relationship with Psalm 37:4 because people like to quote that verse to singles. It feels like an accusation: You don’t have a husband because you are not delighting in the... Continue Reading →

Nothing To Lose

I spent a lot of my adult life trying to figure out whether my difficulty developing meaningful friendships has to do with my personality or my life situation. I have concluded that there are a lot of complex factors. Add a pandemic, and it is possible that I have never been more annoying and out-of-touch.... Continue Reading →

Does God Laugh At Us?

While these are serious times in our world, I can’t help but find amusement in peoples' responses. I know I am not the only one who has found occasion to laugh. The greatest source of humor is people whose attempts to protect themselves from disease are actually exposing them more. This is the case of... Continue Reading →

The Story Isn’t Over

There were times when I looked at my life and could only see a series of disappointments. The life I wanted bore no resemblance to the life I had, and the sting of failure and rejection weighed me down. As a writer and storyteller, I had imagined my life to be a grand love story.... Continue Reading →

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