Christian, Perspective, Spiritual Encouragement, Suffering

How to Remove a Splinter

I know what you’re thinking. Tweezers, right? Well, not so fast. Sometimes it’s not that easy. I was at a church event when it happened. A tiny piece of wood pricked my finger. It was small, though, and I was distracted by the event so I left it for when I got home. The problem… Continue reading How to Remove a Splinter

Christian, Connecting to God, Nature, Perspective

The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth

You can hear all kinds of sounds in the forest. My family and I were just in the mountains of Colorado, where the peaks are shrouded in blankets of Christmas trees. I recorded just a few of the sounds we heard: swaying pines, gently falling raindrops, rushing creek waters, scampering squirrels, burrowing chipmunks, mountain goats… Continue reading The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth

Christian, Encouragement, Perspective

Dog Days of Summer

I was having a bad day. Nothing was going right. I ended up in tears over silly pieces of technology wreaking havoc on my ability to work. I sent out an emergency prayer text to my husband, because I was about to lose my mind and throw a computer. He responded with assurance that he… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer

Christian, Perspective, Spiritual Encouragement, Worry

DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS!

I keep seeing this sign, “DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS”. It’s at the park, the grocery store parking lot, outdoor restaurants, and a host of other public places. It was popping up so much, it became obvious God wanted me to learn something from it. You’ve seen what happens when people feed birds - it’s… Continue reading DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS!

Christian, Encouragement, Memorial, Perspective

Remembering What’s Important

I started a post about Memorial Day and, well, it wasn’t good. I could make up some lame excuses, but the truth is, I just couldn’t articulate what I wanted to say. It was about the value of remembering and it didn’t make any sense at all. Then I opened my devotional from Charles Spurgeon,… Continue reading Remembering What’s Important

Christian, Mother's Day, Perspective, women's interest

The Perfect Mom

This blog will post on Mother’s Day, so I thought a tribute to motherhood was in order. It can be an emotional day. Some of my friends were abandoned or forgotten by their moms. Some of my friends desperately want to be a mom, but cannot bear children. Some of my friends have great mothers,… Continue reading The Perfect Mom

Christian, Connecting to God, Encouragement, Perspective

Beauty in the Desert

My mom always told me there are things God teaches us in the desert that we cannot learn anywhere else. I didn’t believe it at first, but now I know it to be true. I learn so much from the physical desert I live in, but my favorite lessons have been seeing the heartiness of… Continue reading Beauty in the Desert

Christian, Connecting to God, Perspective

A Life of Opposition

Life seems to be full of opposing forces. I find myself wavering between two extremes nearly all the time. Good and bad. Needs and wants. Highs and lows. Quiet and noise. Boredom and busyness. Happiness and sadness. Paper and computers. Diet and regular. And on and on… Just last week I found myself totally distracted… Continue reading A Life of Opposition