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Five practical ways to pursue the peace of God

We were all hoping for a better year in 2021, right? A year without the tensions and turmoil of 2020. A return to at least a little bit of normalcy and less worry, frustration, and fear. And…..the first week of 2021 erupted like an angry volcano. Although...

Fix your eyes upon Jesus

Have you ever googled “How to get a hummingbird out of your house”? I have, but not until after the fact. 🙂 A couple weeks ago, my parents had the sliding glass door to their deck open in order to air out the house. They feed hummingbirds on the deck, and...

Distraction: A dangerous weapon

“You know, if you stuck around longer than 2.2 seconds, you’d score more food.” I glanced down, but the furry ball of gray had already bounded down the basement steps out of sight. While grocery shopping last week, I found a large tray of chicken on...

The gift that kept giving

I love when my family (or church family, friends, or random people on the street!) do things that practically write themselves into a devotional. Such was the case this Christmas. 🙂 Two things you need to know before I start my story: 1) My pastor-brother, Jim, loves...

Lessons learned at an Arkansas cabin: part one

  It was just supposed to be a relaxing get-away, but God spoke to my heart amidst the rugged beauty of the Ozark mountains. Last week my teen sons and I were able to sneak away for a couple days to the beautiful Buffalo National River region of Arkansas. We...

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