Tag: Faith

Gratitude

Gratitude. That is what I feel today. Gratitude that I am in Bali, Indonesia listening to waves slide silently across the ocean below me making a gentle crashing sound as they meet the rocks and return to sea. Gratitude as I watch… Read More

The Truth will set you FREE

Today my heart is heavy. Earlier this week we visited the mountain villages of northern Thailand where I met the giraffe-necked women who live in the area. Curious why anyone would put brass rings around her neck, I asked one of our… Read More

You See What You Look For

My sister and I love to shell together and I learned a few tricks from her. She helped me identify coral, sponge, worm shells and others. One day she suggested we change our focus and look only for very tiny shells. She… Read More

Fear is a Liar

Lucy was a fearful dog. We brought her into our family as a tiny puppy who fit in the palm of my hand. She lived with us for many years and we loved her, cared for her, played with her, provided for… Read More

Kindness Matters

I got a new toothbrush. It’s an automatic one that lets you know when you are finished brushing. You know, a vibration at two minutes. But this one has additional features. It gives a little “brrp brrp” every thirty seconds so you… Read More

Just keep swimming…

I love the movie¬†Finding Nemo. Probably because I love Dory so much. I understand her… I think…I can’t really remember. But some of the greatest advice of all time comes from that movie. Dory reminds Marlin at one

When life gets real…

Oh that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness. Psalm 55:6-7

Why wait?

Monday was tough. We had a great weekend with friends in Chicago watching Cubs baseball, eating amazing food and seeing the downtown through the eyes of first time visitors. It was fabulous. But by Sunday evening I felt pretty tough. And not… Read More

Beauty in brokenness

Negative memories, also referred to as soul injuries or wounds, are caused by traumatic events in which one of our core needs are not met. Healing this type of injury requires another event to occur that corrects the injury. Let me use… Read More

Ready or not…part 3

  During tornado season a siren sounds in my community on Thursday at 2 p.m.¬† The siren runs for a minute or so and everyone stops, even if unconsciously, to acknowledge the emergency system designed to alert us to the presence of… Read More