Sharing IS Caring

I grew up hearing the story of how my grandfather’s life was changed when he came to saving faith in Christ at a Navigators’ retreat. I also remember him talking about Dawson Trotman, the founder of The Navigators, but I didn’t have any context for the man or his ministry. After my grandfather’s death, I... Continue Reading →

To the Death

The battle has begun. Apparently, posting a blog about Living Like You’re Dead is asking for trouble. I don’t think of myself as being that significant in this world, so I was surprised when I began to feel that I was under attack. I started the week pondering how to take the lesson I had... Continue Reading →

Living Like You’re Dead

Last summer, I was in Acts for my daily reading, and Acts 20:24 caught my attention. I wrote it on a notecard, and that notecard traveled around with me for a while. That was during my Whirlwind Season  of busyness and stress, but I found minutes here and there that I would read through that... Continue Reading →

Oh, the Christmas Burden

Christmas is upon us, and I fear that for many people, it is filled with stress rather than joy. As a single person from a laid-back family, I often feel like and observer of the madness. At one Christian gathering, in a prayer someone referred to "the Christmas burden.” I wonder if it was one... Continue Reading →

Gray Hair & Babies

These days, when I look into the mirror, I am noticing more and more gray hairs. They catch the light and glimmer like unwanted decorations on my head. My heart sinks at these reminders of advancing age. What keeps coming to mind is a phrase from a Michael Card song, “gray hair and babies leave... Continue Reading →

No Guts, No Glory

I love the quote from the movie, The Princess Bride, “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” There is real truth in that. Human nature is to do whatever we can to avoid pain in life, making pain-relief a good selling point. God has taught me about His faithfulness and my... Continue Reading →

Singularly Self-Centered

I am beginning to see adverse effects from long-term singleness. It is impacting my attitudes and behaviors. For me, the years of singleness haven’t just been life without a husband; it has been a struggle to connect with people and develop meaningful friendships. My past is littered with unreturned emails and declined invitations. I have... Continue Reading →

Thanks-GIVING

Single life can be lonely, but it is also peaceful. There is only one family to please, and there are few demands on my time or attention. Thursday was quiet and restful for me, and I spent some time reflecting on this holiday that should be more religious than it is. In centuries past, on... Continue Reading →

Get Used To Disappointment

At times this life can be so filled with disappointments and discouragement. We see this world around us is filled with sin, evil, disease, destruction, and despair; yet all of us have this idea in our minds of how good we think our lives should be or will be. It seems like we all set... Continue Reading →

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