Disappointment: Opportunity for Gratitude

Disappointment: Opportunity for Gratitude

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love having a day set aside to focus on the things we are grateful for. It isn’t about gifts or shopping. Perhaps it is too much about food. LOL. This year, perhaps more than most, it seems especially important to practice...
The God Who Sees: And the Power of Being Seen (Part 1)

The God Who Sees: And the Power of Being Seen (Part 1)

“The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?….She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are...
Boundaries: Can I Get an Amen?

Boundaries: Can I Get an Amen?

We don’t all struggle with boundaries in the same way.  Some of us have so many boundaries that it is difficult to be known and loved.  Others have so few boundaries that they can’t say no and are consequently spread really thin.  And sometimes we have boundaries, but...
Whose Script are You Following?

Whose Script are You Following?

Psychological Script—”The social role or behavior appropriate to particular situations that an individual absorbs through cultural situations and associations with others” Oxford Languages The Stories Which Took Over My Life When I first realized I had...
Grace Is the First Point of Truth

Grace Is the First Point of Truth

In 1986, in my living room, alone in the house, I grappled with a powerful call on my life that I knew was beyond anything I was equipped to do.  I wasn’t really regretting my prayer a few months before, “Lord, if you will show me what works, I want to be part of the...