Sometimes life knocks us down…knocks the air out of our lungs and the wind out of our sails. But we can get back up. Hope gets us back up. For I hope in Thee, O Lord; Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God. – Psalm 38:15 God is gracious to fill us with hope that fortifies us, steadies us, strengthens… Read More
Do All Good Things Really Come to an End?
I get the blues when I turn the last page of a really good novel, especially one in which I’ve grown to love the characters. I’m tempted to order a second dish of Pinkberry when I finish my bowl of pomegranate frozen yogurt with strawberries, blueberries and mango on top. And I’m one of those people who is never ready… Read More
Are You Tooky?
Love does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered. (1 Corinthians 13:5) Have you ever found yourself suddenly sidetracked by little offenses? Recently, when I was on the phone with a friend, I found myself suddenly feeling offended by little things she was saying. Now that I… Read More
The Lover of Your Soul
For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have, Not universal love, But to be loved alone. – from W.H.Auden’s poem “September 1, 1939” Our God-given hungers and desires get us into trouble only when we seek to have them satisfied in all the wrong places. One of our most basic… Read More
14 Ways to Say I Love You
‘Tis the month of love! For me that means the temptation of little pieces of chocolate wrapped in colorful foils continues the alluring plea for attention (and consumption!) that began in December. But now the foils are even more to my liking…pink, red, and more pink! Alas, I struggle. But February also brings Valentine’s Day to our calendars (as well… Read More