When What You Need is a Facelift

I caught sight of my reflection in the mirror as I passed by recently and I did a double-take. Who is that woman, the one with the glum expression, the drooping face, the sad eyes? Taking stock of the image most people see when I’m not “on”, when I’m lost in myself, I was struck …

My Friend’s Journey with ALS: 31 Days of Selah

“He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.” Joshua 4:24 My friend, Kathy, is living with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive disease that affects nerve cells. Recently, I shared what I …

More Than We Can Imagine: 31 Days of Selah

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 My life journey took an unexpected turn in …

Note To Mature Women: To Teach, We Must Be

Young women have been on my mind a lot lately. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent selah* in Titus, Paul’s letter to the young pastor he assigned to the Greek island of Crete. As I read slowly and contemplatively, and as I hear our pastor teach on this portion of scripture, I’m struck by some …

When It’s Time To Close the Door: Five Minute Friday

My first thoughts on this first day of May were about the newness of this season. As I looked out my bedroom window at the green grass, sunshine, budding trees, I thought “fresh starts”. Oh, how I love them. Do-overs, new days, new seasons. Open doors. But the thing about open doors is that to …