God’s Due Date

My daughter, Sarah, and I frequented the library when she was a little girl. We both loved to read and enjoyed hunting for good books. One day, she borrowed a Nancy Drew mystery and started reading it as soon as we got home. The next day, it vanished. We searched in all the usual places…

Memory Verse Monday

Last week as my sister and I were walking side by side, she told me her favorite Bible verse. I came to a dead stop and stared at her gaping. All the deep discussions we’ve had. All the intimate secrets we’ve shared. All the highs and lows we’ve laughed and cried over together. And I…

Memory Verse Monday

I don’t always tuck a verse into my memory because it holds precious promises or inspires greater faith or challenges me to live up to my calling as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Sometimes I hide it away for one simple reason. I need to know it. I need to know that fiery ordeals are…

Memory Verse Monday

With the creative and technical support of my husband, Steve, I launched my new website yesterday. I’m sure that’s why I thought of assigning 2 Timothy 2:15 as today’s memory verse. I approach the whole idea of putting myself out there as a Bible teacher with fear and trembling. And that’s a good thing! Even…

Memory Verse Monday

What really matters to God? Living right or loving well? Mark 12:30 makes God’s priorities clear: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. If everything we do is motivated by a decision to…

Am I Relevant?

rel•e•vant adj 1. having some sensible or logical connection with something else, for example, a matter being discussed or investigated. 2. having some bearing on or importance for real-world issues, present-day events, or the current state of society1 I’m clueless about post-modern culture. I don’t watch TV. I don’t read New York Times Bestsellers. (Wait,…

Memory Verse Monday

I believe with all my heart that God speaks in a variety of ways. He often communicates to me through my circumstances. I might hear a perfectly timed song on the radio that comforts or convicts me. Sometimes God will speak to me through my husband or a friend or even a stranger. He also…