Happy New Year 2017

The clock is ticking. Midnight is approaching. A new year is about to dawn. Pressure. I’m already feeling pressure. I haven’t composed a list of resolutions or reflected on the past year while looking forward to the new one. We are just back from 10 wonderful days in Montana for Christmas with my sister’s family….

Highlights from the Week

Just need a place to capture some encouragements from this week. I was invited to share my testimony at Koinonia House National Ministries‘ Radical Time Out (RTO). RTO is a weekly dinner and Bible study. It was humbling and such a gift to share. My mom, husband, and friends gathered at the end to pray….

Gifts of God

“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11) Good Gifts Late on Thanksgiving Day, after a long day of activities, I began to think of sleep. With all the…

Speak Up?

In our present culture and political season, one of my biggest challenges as a Christian is knowing how and when to use my voice, if at all. I have a guest post over at God Centered Life Ministries today discussing this challenge. You can find it here.

Mentoring and Discipleship – Part 2

Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to one of the friends I wrote about in the earlier piece on Mentoring and Discipleship. Jenny Bernthal was my daughter’s 2nd grade teacher. I was also working at the school at the time. I remember some of us from school doing a Bible study together, I believe on…

Lessons from the Football Field

It’s that time of year again. My beloved Tennessee Volunteers are back in action, barely scraping out a win in overtime Thursday night over Appalachian State. And my favorite high school team has taken to the field again. As I was at the football field the other day, the thought occurred to me. When these…