October 29, 2015

She burst through the door uninvited. She wasn’t the kind to be invited. Everybody knew about her.  It was her

The sinful woman in town. 

The host shuffled around while nervously touching his phylactery. Gasps rose as pairs of eyes followed her movement. Th...

October 22, 2015

You have to sneak away sometimes

Sometimes you have to stop the clock and lists of have-tos and be-on-times, and be intentional about creating memories that will last when your last breath falls like a dried-up leaf.

So I picked them up early from school and took them...

October 15, 2015

The topic for the evening was insecurity.


I grinned and cringed inwardly after the leader asked us to share if there has ever been a time in our lives we felt insecure. This should be interesting. Chirp. Chirp. Chirp. You could hear crickets chirp if there were any....

October 7, 2015


The word has been rolling over-and-over in my mind like a shiny pebble since Sunday. 

Merriam-Webster defines LAVISH "as going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount or to pour forth in great amounts; it can show obvious signs of wealth and comfo...

September 29, 2015

She’s not rich or famous.  Not even close.  Especially not in the way the world would celebrate.  Her name will never flash in lights.  She never climbed the corporate ladder.  She can easily be the poster child for the woman living in the Unnamed T...

September 25, 2015

I didn’t intend for him to see it. 

I tried to close the image, but a split second was all it took to cause the horror and shock in his blue eyes.

I was reading an article by Live 58, Pick Up the Child, that tells the story of a well-known photo of the famine in the Suda...

September 22, 2015

It all began with good intentions

It was the week before Easter and seeing that I am always looking for a teachable moment for our kids, I bravely volunteered to help in our church library.  I reasoned that with a then two- and four-year old, it would allow me to stil...

September 21, 2015

I was shocked to see her there.

*Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post

The Tabernacle.  God's dwelling place amongst His chosen people in the Old Testament. 


She was not from the right tribe.

She did not hold the correct office.

She was a woman.

And by...

September 18, 2015

 More of life is lived in the ordinary than in the mountaintop highlights. 

Ask the woman in the fifteenth year in the desert on her way with the rest of God's chosen people to the Promised Land.  See her tent? 

The magnitude tents around her swallow it up. 


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