By the time I saw my dad lying in the hospital bed, hooked up to his IV, he appeared calm and ready for his second knee surgery. He was laughing with the nurse who was taking his vitals, and telling her he planned to be playing golf again in three weeks…as he did following his first knee surgery. But later,… Read More
When You’d Rather Be With, But You’re Alone Instead
I’m a with kind of girl. I like eating lunch with a friend, watching a movie with my husband, hiking with a buddy, traveling with my family, working with a team. With. Avec. Con. In any language with is a rather plain word with a beautiful ring to it. With implies shared insights, teamwork, lightened loads, multiplied laughter, skin on skin, out loud conversations and… Read More
Guess What… I Have a Board!
Today I stepped out on a limb and did two things I rarely do. I wonder if you shake in your fuzzy socks as much as I do at the thought of sharing your dreams with others. And would you rather throw up than ask for help with making those dreams come true? Dreams are personal…and scary…and iffy. Dreams are…well… Read More
Are You a Brave Bible Student?
“So I Just Read Proverbs 13, And It Made NO Sense To Me… HELP!!! The Bible Is So Good Yet So Confusing!” – a young friend on Facebook I smiled when I read my young friend’s plea for guidance this morning. She’s fresh out of high school, on the verge of stepping out into the world where she will have… Read More
The Guaranteed Answer to Your Hopeless Situation
I’ve got it. I absolutely have the answer to where you can find hope in the middle of your hopeless situation. Let’s back up a minute first, though. I’ve been hopeless before. I’ve felt like there was no way, no help, no solution, no answer, no hope. And even if I thought there might eventually be relief, help, a light… Read More
You Will Get Through This
Just today I heard of another suicide attempt by a hopeless woman. Last Sunday, one of our college students reported during prayer time that a young person she had gone to school with killed himself. We hear about situations like these and we think they seem far off, other worldly. Other people get so desperate that they take their lives,… Read More