I’m a pastor’s wife, a Bible study leader of 25 years and a Bible study author. But, like everyone else, I need a little help now and then. About a year ago I saw a Christian therapist for about two months. She was wonderfully helpful. I considered asking her to be my new best friend, but I didn’t want to… Read More
Good Morning, Dear Friend!
Morning used to be my favorite time of the day. I loved the blank page in the journal, the sun low in the sky, the coffee in my cup and the coolness in the air. And then I encountered a heartbreaking and difficult season in my life. For the first time, I had a hard time opening my eyes to… Read More
Maybe I Need a Cone Collar
Sunday afternoon, when my dog-loving daughter Abby was home, we discovered that our smallest and most emotionally insecure dog, Benji, had a large, gaping, puss oozing wound on one of his hind legs. Abby freaked out. That’s Benji there in the front, fresh from the groomer’s last Thursday. Tommy rarely lets him out of his sight. And of course that… 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
Struggling? Take Courage! You’re Not Alone!
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to Thee I cry all day long. (Psalm 86:3) You may have noticed a melodramatic tone to my blog posts over the past few months. Look, I’m struggling. I don’t mean to whine and I don’t want to go on and on and on about my woes. In fact, I’m ready to be… Read More
What to Do When You are Blue
Did you know that the average adult has 3-5 “blue days” each month? That’s right; it’s perfectly normal to have an occasional blue day…a day when you’re just a little sad and you don’t know why, a day when you have a hard time getting motivated to do anything constructive, or a day when you just move a little more… Read More