Posts Tagged ‘ trust ’

Wisdom–Where to Find it and How to Live by it

7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

We celebrated Marshall’s high school graduation on Sunday! 
At this momentous time in Marshall’s life it’s no surprise that our house is filling up with graduation cards packed with witty, insightful and sometimes emotional words of wisdom.  Challenging words about a future of adventure and focus. Encouraging words of praise for the successes achieved to […]


Not by Might….

17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year I was in India for a translation workshop that seemed destined for failure. From the first day we encountered numerous and sundry roadblocks to  teaching the participants how to translate the Scripture. From culture shock, to illness, to poor language skills, to no understanding of the source language, to illiteracy and no computer […]


Facing the Mountains (part 2)

21st February 2017 | 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago I shared two important disciplines for facing the mountains in our lives. This week I want to share three more. Remember: When the Israelites crossed over the Jordan on dry ground—finally entering the Promised Land, God told Joshua to have one member form each of the twelve tribes, pick up a […]


The Mountains in our Lives

7th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently I posted a question on Facebook: “If you had to name the number one ‘mountain’ you know you are facing in 2017, what would it be?”  The answers ranged from “developing better health habits” to “healing from terminal disease” to “Satan’s attacks on our children.” It was a pretty thorough list of the kinds […]


Big Prayers, Big Promises

4th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Hannah, wife of Elkanah, barren, distraught, desperate woman, harassed in her grief, but tenacious in her request. Hannah, mother of Samuel, the prophet and priest who fought for Israel’s heart to be turned back to God. Hannah, a God seeker, who wasn’t deterred from praying big. Her story is found in 1 Samuel 1 and […]


Fight or Flight….or Something Better?

5th July 2016 | 0 Comments

In 1915 a Harvard researcher, named William Cannon, defined the automatic response of our brains to threats, as the Fight or Flight response. Here’s what physically happens, as we encounter  a situation that poses a threat: the body releases stress hormones, the muscles tense up and the heart rate increases, as well as the metabolism, […]


A Time to Quit

27th June 2016 | 0 Comments

I am–no doubt about it–an over achiever. I am driven. I am motivated. I am always busy, always learning, always planning. I think I might be what some people call a “Type A” personality. Usually I’m also pretty efficient, pretty optimistic, pretty excited about all that is going on. I am a glass-half-full kind of […]


Looking to Him–From Jaden’s Perspective

25th May 2016 | 0 Comments

When we moved to Wisconsin my kids really struggled with the transition. Leaving the stability of life in Florida was a real challenge. Everything they dreaded was every bit as hard as they had feared. And honestly it was harder. For three months of our life in Wisconsin the boys could not see Joel at […]


A Cause for Joy

12th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Psalm 119:74 reads, “May all who fear you, find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your Word.” This prayer of the Psalmist comes just after a series of verses acknowledging how God has allowed difficulties into his life to train and correct him. He admits, “I used to […]


A Greater God

1st February 2013 | 0 Comments

Roman has been struggling with unreasonable and overwhelming fear at bedtime recently. He keeps asking me questions about our house catching on fire, or a bomb being in his room and going off, or someone sneaking into our house to hurt him–typical 4-year-old terrors, I suppose. Each night I explain to him that his fears […]