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Why Me? Walking the Tightrope

Why Me? Walking the Tightrope

Here is one of the questions God has probably heard millions of times today: Why me? There are moments in life when we hold conscious resistance to accepting the different happenings that come our way, mostly if they can be characterized as contrary to our plans. So we ask: “Why me?” Why do I have to be the one to undergo persecution? Why do I have to be the one who is faithful to God ...[Read More]

How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 2

How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 2

If you have not read our previous post How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 1, please click here. A well-structured family will have many memories to share in the future. Children will be born or brought into your safe environment; they will grow in rapid speed right before your eyes; and one day mom and dad will be left to themselves, sharing a new season in life (for many, the scariest) ...[Read More]

Can You Trust Your Feelings?

Can You Trust Your Feelings?

Talking about feelings at this point in life can give me chills. I will confess to you, if you can keep it a secret, I have lived long enough to see that this revolutionary apparatus living inside me called feelings can be dangerously tricky. Let me tell you how it works. Recently, I had a major surgery done to my body. Some loving, concerned people warned me to keep away from activities or anythi ...[Read More]

Marathon Running

Marathon Running

The faith required for preparation Sometimes God calls us to run marathons. Marathons of faith. I have never actually participated in a marathon. I once almost finished a 5K. ‘Almost’ is a loose term … don’t look up the footage, thanks. But, if I understand this marathon business correctly it requires training. I imagine for a long time. More than just days or weeks … months. And on the day you de ...[Read More]

BEST DAY Ever: Number 2673

BEST DAY Ever: Number 2673

I am such a wimp. Seriously. Who knew I’d be living in The Last Frontier, embracing and relishing the cold and snow and doing things like flying four-wheelers down a narrow, bumpy, muddy trail through moose and bear country, then pausing said wild ride to pick blueberries on the trail with my fellow female trailblazers. If you had told me I’d hold fairly limited qualms regarding the use of h ...[Read More]

Are You Fit to Lead?

Are You Fit to Lead?

I grew up playing simple games like Red Rover, Hide and Seek, Red Light Green Light, and Simon Says during recess and after school with my neighborhood tribe. Simon Says was a fave with us Big Kids. I relished tripping the littles up. The hardest one? Rub your belly and pat your head at the same time, except I’d demand the one and do the opposite; I’d pat my belly and rub my head. This sneaky swit ...[Read More]

The Master of Thunder

The Master of Thunder

The master of thunder Our trustworthy father While our parents have spent much of our lives reassuring us of the scary things that go bump in the night, during times like these they just may be the ones who need reassuring. Recently I watched my niece and nephew and my son for a few days while my sister and her husband went on an anniversary getaway trip. On a Friday night in Arkansas the storm wa ...[Read More]

It’s Time to Raise Your Ebenezer

It’s Time to Raise Your Ebenezer

It’s been a tough week, hasn’t it? The media has bombarded us with stories of hate and violence and fear. People behaving badly and taking out their rage and anger on the innocent and the helpers. The news and Facebook leave us empty and confused and worried. Our brows furrow and deepen as we ask ourselves the question, “Could this happen here? Has the world gone mad? Is this the end?” And then we ...[Read More]

Bold Peace

Bold Peace

Bold Peace A time such as this You were born for a time such as this. Right now a storm is brewing and it’s breaking forth. It doesn’t matter where you fall in your beliefs the storm is still here. It’s scattered and it’s messy. I live in Lafayette, Louisiana and it’s as though I can hear the thunder from the distance just down the interstate in Baton Rouge. Signaling a storm that is raging. And i ...[Read More]

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