A Christmas Cure

No matter how compassionate; no matter how dedicated; no matter how well-meaning a doctor is: if the protocol he is following with an acutely ill patient is not the correct treatment for the disease; that patient will still die. So it is with our world, I think. People are searching. They want to know what…

Merry Christmas, Jerks!

We are quick to put others in boxes these days. We’ve all been guilty of it. We’ve been judged and been found wanting. We’ve judged others just as mercilessly and decided they aren’t worth our energy anymore. You’ve been a jerk to people this past couple years. Unless your crowd is thoroughly tight-lipped with their…

Are you Fruity?

For anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus: Galatians 5:16-26 NLT[16] So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. [17] The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us…

FNLY HPY

On our drive down to Gatlinburg last Friday the license plate on a little red car in the next lane caught my eye. It read “FNLY HPY”. As we accelerated past, I glanced over at the driver; a sixty-something woman with shortly-cropped gray hair and dark-rimmed rectangular glasses. For some reason I expected the owner…

Real Men Wear Pants

Today I am going to broach my most controversial blog topic yet.. Christian women, what if we let our husbands be the head of the home? I just made a weird sound in my throat. Because this one is hard for me. Try doing your own thing for thirty-nine years, marrying someone who wasn’t even…

Walking the Walk

This morning I texted my friend Debbie from the school parking lot after dropping off the little one. She was free, so I drove the short distance to her house and we did what we often do: walked and talked. We have a few differences, Debbie and I. Her children are grown, and she lived…

My God Story

Guys. I have NEVER had it all together. Not before I was a Christian, and not since becoming one. I fall short every day. But if God can take the mess I was, the girl who thought she had zero value, then he can do the same for you. The amazing thing is, he longs…

Going, Going, …

Do you ever wonder how you’re going to die? I don’t. Not really. I assume it won’t be in an accident or a dramatic illness, but that’s only because I don’t have a diagnosis and I can’t see the tractor trailer from my leather recliner. It’s going to happen, though. We do what we can,…

Thursday

Bills. Litter boxes. Ratchet customers who haven’t caught.on to the 21st century, 20% tip memo. Dishes. Dental appointments. Sticky, whining children. Sticky, whining adults. Cracked windshields. Rain. So much rain. Sometimes it’s hard to catch a glimpse of God. Everything seems so..blah. Boring. Routine. Uninspiring. It seems as though it would be easier if we…

The Good Life: Simplified

Seek the LORD and live.               ~Amos 5:6 This is my book, in five words. I just saved you $16.95. You’re welcome. Seriously, though. The simplicity of this verse is like a warm hug, a push out the door, and a hand to hold on the journey. It’s the beginning of knowledge, and it’s all…