The Story in the Scars

It was the Saturday before my first day of middle school. I was scheduled to babysit for a family from our church.  When I arrived, the couple was finishing up a few last minute details.  Their youngest son looked up at me and asked, "Do you want to see my dog?" Without thinking twice, I … Continue reading The Story in the Scars

A Tale of Two Christmases

It happened every year.  Two Christmases.  Two days that were as stark a contrast as could be.  Two Christmases  - one meager, one abundant.  One Christmas, simple, sacrificial, full of significance and hope.  The other, extravagant, a balm to soothe the guilty soul, void of meaning. If growing up in a divorced home had one … Continue reading A Tale of Two Christmases

Easter: His Finished Work is My New Beginning

"It is finished." With those three small words, our Savior bowed His head and gave up His spirit (John 19:30).   Although this chapter of Jesus's earthly ministry had concluded, His work was far from done. His finished work on the cross and His resurrection loosed chains and broke bonds   Separation was no more.  The … Continue reading Easter: His Finished Work is My New Beginning

God Wastes Nothing

During our church's Christmas cantata, I was struck with one small phrase:  "God wastes nothing."  The words on the screen seemed to penetrate my heart.  I kept repeating them and repeating them in my mind;  I didn't want to forget those three small words. In all honesty, there have been times when I have asked … Continue reading God Wastes Nothing

Being Still

Several weeks ago our family was blessed with a much needed vacation.  Our destination was, what I called, "The Middle of Nowhere," Tennessee.  It was a glorious place, a place where cell phones, WiFi, and GPS were obsolete and unavailable.  I imagine for some, that may seem like a frightening place, but for my husband … Continue reading Being Still