Tea Party Tidbits #1 – Feeling Weary?

Dear Friend, Welcome to the summer series Tea Party Tidbits. A small morsel for the soul – a verse or a quote – in a fun graphic. (Is it making you hungry, too? Chocolate-covered strawberries and tea, anyone?) Seriously, I wish we could sit down and enjoy the real thing together. I read a fabulous Read More

Alert: Change Ahead!

Dear Friend, I was at a party last summer with some of my husband’s co-workers – fellow engineers – discussing gardening with two of them. (Maybe I was doing more listening than talking.) My ears perked when I heard one bemoan, “The edible plants require SO much more water than the others!” The conversation continued Read More

7 Surprising Lessons from the Dentist’s Office

I was laying tilted back with my mouth agape, sporting the ever fashionable dentist napkin-thingy, while the dental hygienist poked and prodded with assorted tools. “Do you brush vigorously?” she asked, scraping away. I cautiously shook my head, to avoid getting stabbed. She tried to figure out why my gums  receded and commanded me to Read More

When You’re Desperate for Just One Drop

This story still moves me. I discovered the thoughts in an old journal, but I pray God uses it to breathe fresh hope. I’m getting just barely enough to survive. Drops of grace. Just when I think I can’t hardly take it, along comes one encouragement. But it’s just ONE. But at least it’s one. Read More

Happy (or Not-So-Much) Mother’s Day

I want to be happy on Mother’s Day, but I also want to be sensitive. So many raw territories to navigate: the first Mother’s Day without your mom, or feeling around the edges of the fissure that was left years ago by her death, Alzheimer’s, rejection, abuse, neglect, or serious strain. Mother’s Day when you Read More

When You Want to Give Up

Dear Friend, Wherever you are today, whatever you’re doing, may the nearness of God’s presence and His immense love for you soak deep. If you’re on the brink of giving up on something (or someone), may He bring comfort and clarity and infuse you with the strength to persist past your own limitations. Join me Read More