Content?

I have a spot in my house. It’s my “thinking spot.” At one end of my couch I can sit with my coffee and look out the windows onto the deck and watch the hummingbirds chasing one another around red geraniums,

In Search Of Peace

Reading through my news-feed most mornings lately makes me want to cry or go back to bed or both. Shootings, military coups—or rumors of military coups, terrorist attacks, militant protests, race riots, violence, anger and hatred. And that’s just the early news. I look at my little boys sitting at the dining room table coloring…

Book Review: Forgotten God

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I truly do prefer fiction to non-fiction. When those precious moments of free-time come around, I would much rather escape to some exciting time or place than spend time combing through the tedium of reality. (Believe me, as a mother of two little boys, I get my fill…

Soul Rest

Do you keep a journal? I do–and I have done so for years. Looking through my journal from 2014, I ran across this: “This has been a year of emotional strain. Not that there have been any major upheavals. My depression returned at the beginning of the year. It pummeled my spirit with heavy fists:…

Exercise, Babies, and Comfort

Dear Friend, Exercise is one of those things that I don’t realize how much I enjoy or need until after I get started—can I hear an Amen? It always seems like so much work for…what? Sweat? Aches and pains? No thank you. I’d like to pass. “I’ll take Bonbons and the Recliner for 200, Alex.”…

Pause

Last weekend I went to a women’s retreat for the ladies of our church. Two-hundred women laughing, talking, singing, crying, listening, praying, playing, relaxing together. I came away feeling full—full of good Amish food (they make magical pie…and noodles), but mostly I was soul-full. The theme of the retreat was Pause. The idea being, we…

Love So Amazing

Dear Friend, What an Easter week! The weather outside my door has swung on a pendulum from driving rain, to blizzard-like snow and wind, to the peaceful blue skies I’m savoring today.

Oh My One Word

Dear Friends, “To Love, Honor and Obey.” When was the last time you heard that old-fashioned phrase used in a wedding? Anymore, Obey is a true four-letter word. Loving and honoring seem fair and difficult enough, but to pledge obedience? OBEDIENCE? Not in today’s culture!