God’s in Control

Do you ever have to remind yourself of that? I do. I did just today … and yesterday and again last week. I’ve had some great stuff happening in my world.  Fun stuff.  And I want to tell you ALL about the stuff, but I can’t.  Don’t you just hate...

Formula Faith

X + Y = Faith For much of my life I did my best to live by a formula faith. I put together a mental list of items required for me to have faith. I’ve never spoken this out loud — or really talked about it.  But I did it. Silly?  Yes.  I wanted so much to...

Favor of Men

I love that scene in the movie ‘Elf’ when Will Farrell learns that Santa is coming tomorrow.  He jumps up and down clapping his hands “Santa is coming!!  Santa is coming!!”  And then he announces in a loud and proud voice “I know...

Smothered

I’m a people pleaser and a recovering rule follower.  Combine these two traits and you have a girl who wants to fit in. When I made it back to a church fellowship as a young married woman, I didn’t have the benefit of years in church.  I didn’t quite understand the...
Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection

  I set out the other day just to find the perfect nail color.  For the past few months, I’ve had the classic french manicure look.  This isn’t because I’m classic, it’s because it’s the easiest to keep when I’m traveling. Which...

Time to Go!

Sometimes it’s just time to go. It’s time to move along. It’s time to get on with the next thing. Recently our pastor preached from Matthew 14:22-36, the story of Jesus walking on the water.  Now, I’ve heard this story hundreds of times —...