God’s Embrace

I first published this article in The Secret Place, Fall 2016 “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms….”  Deuteronomy 33:26a (NIV)   A tickle deep in my throat prompted me to leave the sanctuary during the sermon. I got a drink, coughed, and blew my nose where the noise wouldn’t disturbContinue reading “God’s Embrace”

What will I do for Lent?

When I was a child, I remember my dad always gave up something for Lent. He might forgo desserts for the season or give up some other indulgence. I never knew why he did this, but I know he was always faithful in it. This image that has been circulating on Facebook has given meContinue reading “What will I do for Lent?”

My Faith Journey

On Throwback Thursdays, I’d like to share a bit of my faith journey with you. When I was a child, my family did not regularly attend worship services. Oh, we went to Easter Sunrise Services and sometimes to Christmas Eve services, but that was about it. Fortunately, I had grandmothers who prayed. They were theContinue reading “My Faith Journey”

The Winter of Our Souls

Winter is nearly over. Nature already shows signs of approaching spring and we anxiously await the hoped for new growth. No matter how long or dreary winter may seem, we always know that spring will arrive, eventually. But what about the winters of our souls? What about those times we feel distant from God andContinue reading “The Winter of Our Souls”