Pray Sweat Eat Repeat

Follow the Rules of the Road

“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14 NIV We have some minor construction going on in front of our house. We’re replacing our culvert. This required our driveway to be removed, […]

Is Your Peace Protected?

 The juice of one lime, two teaspoons of honey, and hot water in an oversized coffee mug. Sip after sip comforts the spirit and warms the heart.  A torrent of rain pounds the roof drowning out the sound of America’s Got Talent.  Popcorn made the […]

What’s So Important About Choices?

A freak accident took over our 4th of July celebration.  Netflix is cued up, popcorn is on the stove, and hot chocolate is next on my agenda. I open the cabinet door, and before I can react, a ceramic Christmas plate from the top shelf […]

25 Things I Can Control

My dog killed a squirrel this morning.  Nothing is safe if it gets within her reach. Birds, lizards, and now a squirrel. I have no control over her actions. She barks too loud, she likes to play even when we’re tired, and she’s a hunter. […]

Seeds, Meditations, and Prayers

Our thoughts are seeds, meditations, and prayers.  In Genesis 21:14-19, Hagar’s thoughts left her hopeless. But in Mark 5:25-29, the bleeding woman’s thoughts were hopeful.  As I ponder these two women and the situations they faced, I grow more and more curious.  How do we […]

Now What?

Have you ever accomplished a goal and wondered, “Now what?” That’s me this week. On Friday I take my final exam. My degree will be complete. Forty years after graduating high school, I am graduating from university.  Now what? What do we do when we […]

We Need You to Fix It Jesus!

Imagine, dinner time, a house full of hungry people, and Martha’s to-do list is overwhelming.  Mercy.  “Fix it, Jesus!” We all see her fretting as her mind buzzes with the cultural expectations of women.  This builds up to her being frustrated, maybe even embarrassed, by […]