Yesterday when I was wondering the aisles of Target gathering the dozen or so items I didn’t realize I needed until I stepped in the store, I heard a woman offer a stern warning to another. “Judy, don’t walk off from your cart like that! Don’t you know someone could steal your purse if you leave it in your cart unattended?”… Read More
Tempted to Compare? Concentrate Instead
I had not spoken with my dear friend for several months, so we had a lot of catching up to do. About 45 minutes into the conversation, we had moved past “what’s been going on” and entered into “what’s around the bend.” I listened with genuine interest as my friend told me about travel plans, upcoming family milestones, a busy… Read More
Could You Use a Little Inner Strength?
I feel a little fragile lately. I have those moments in my days, mostly when I’m tired and worn, when I honestly think I might break. My human strength fails me sometimes. Add to that the fact that Satan seems to be aiming a few extra fiery darts my way these days, as I have committed myself to the task… Read More
What Words Will You Serve?
While the work of it all sometimes overwhelms me, I do love to welcome people into my home during Christmas. Whether a friend drops in for coffee and a cranberry orange muffin or we gather with several other couples around our large, square dining table, I love to pour a little sweet hospitality out during this sacred season. But I’ve… Read More
High Ho! High Ho! Off to Ohio I Go!
Today I’m travelling to Independence, Ohio! Independently! Alone! Ugh! I almost always travel with my dear friend and ministry assistant Kim or some other sweet helper to these speaking engagements. Me and Kim visiting with Ruth Cowles, Women’s Ministry Director at Olathe Bible Church in Olathe, Kansas, last spring. In the past I’ve also been accompanied by my husband James,… Read More
Will You Pray for Me as I Go?
Today I’m speaking to the MOPS group at Fellowship Bible Church in Dallas, Texas. I hope you’ll pray for me as I share the Satisfied…at Last! message with these sweet young mamas. I title my MOPS SAL message, “Mama, Are You Hungry?” I always begin with a fun game in which we discover just how much time we mamas spend… Read More
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