The doorbell, a towel and a hide-a-key

Loving a stranger in need

The doorbell rang in the middle of the day.  I assumed it was the UPS man, but trod down the stairs anyway to have a look.  When I opened the door, a stranger wrapped in a towel over her bathing suit with no shoes on sheepishly said, “I’m sorry to bother you, but we’re renting […]

An unlikely confession about worry.

It was during worship.  One of those, “you should really pull out your phone and write this down so you don’t forget this” kind of moments.  But, I couldn’t because we were singing, so I tried with all my might to remember it to ponder later. (Between 40 and 50 the whole gotta write it […]

Caregiving and the importance of caring for yourself along the way.

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Ginny Priz as part of her 10-day video interview series called, “Beauty from the Ashes.”  In this segment, we discuss caregiving.  Specifically, the importance of caring for ourselves in the midst of caring for others.  I hope you will be blessed by the truth found within…that […]

What I learned from a dying woman in Haiti.

Her frail body lay motionless, but I could not mistake the pleading in her eyes.  Her arms were no larger than the width of two of my fingers side by side.  I could have fit both of her ankles in the singular grasp of just one of my hands.  I could feel every single one […]

Resolve to read these books in 2016

As for me, I’ve made a life change: traded resolutions for goals.  But let’s be honest…most people still use the word resolution when they make that decision to do things differently each year.  In my case, I read these great books last year, so I’m passing them on to you to put on your MUST […]

Family Time: Take it back in 2016!

What a glorious few weeks of family time we had over the holidays!  We hosted friends and family Christmas Eve for church, along with traditional “Advent Book” reading and Chicken Pot Pie dinner.  Christmas day we played games, watched movies, took walks, ate too much. We also had the abundant blessing of skiing/boarding in the […]