Forgive me

By |2018-03-02T16:35:26-06:00March 14th, 2015|

I'm so sorry. How appropriate that today's reading in Deeply Loved has to do with confession: I'm here to apologize for not keeping up with blogging this week. I hope you've been reading on your [...]


By |2018-03-02T16:43:34-06:00November 21st, 2012|

At the bank drive up window yesterday, after deposit is made, the teller cheerfully tells me, "Have a Happy Thanksgiving!" I smile, return her greeting. And think: it's funny how saying "Merry Christmas" has become [...]

Building endurance for a joyful adventure

By |2018-03-02T18:56:22-06:00September 3rd, 2012|

My daughter and I plunge into the shallow flowing stream, walking sticks in hand. After a one mile walk up a relatively easy paved path, we reach the trail head for the Narrows, a canyon in [...]

Winners in the book giveaway

By |2018-03-02T18:57:34-06:00June 23rd, 2012|

Sorry for the delay in posting the results of the book give-away! Ironically enough, I was so busy working on a social media training program for authors this week that I didn't have time to [...]

Holy Saturday

By |2012-04-07T11:53:20-05:00April 7th, 2012|

I sometimes dip into a lexionary for my devotions--though truth be told, I am woefully inconsistent. Or to put a more positive spin on it, I never always do the same thing. Sometimes prayers are [...]

Is Christ the center?

By |2012-01-22T22:31:41-06:00January 22nd, 2012|

A snowy weekend, spent in serving others: yesterday, a meal for a friend whose husband is in the hospital; time spent listening and loving on that friend.  Today, taking a friend's kids for the day, [...]

Church means family

By |2011-07-30T17:40:22-05:00July 30th, 2011|

Today I am welcoming my son Aaron, 15, as a guest blogger. He agreed to share an essay he wrote after returning from our high school ministry’s summer camp. My family and I are part [...]

What do you do with the quiet?

By |2011-07-11T08:43:26-05:00July 11th, 2011|

By 7 a.m., my husband had left for an early morning meeting, my son had been picked up for volleyball camp. My daughter, who is fighting a cold, still jet-lagged, and well, 17, is still [...]

Gratitude: Rejoice, pray, give thanks

By |2011-02-01T17:13:10-06:00February 1st, 2011|

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). The Greek word translated thanks in this verse is eucharisteo, meaning to be grateful, to [...]


By |2018-03-02T19:01:11-06:00December 1st, 2010|

We were at home for Thanksgiving this year, and invited some friends to share a meal with us. This holiday provided a lot of bonding time with my kids, especially with my son, [...]

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