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A place to find encouragement for the journey, color for nourishment, rainbows in the wilderness.

January 18, 2020

Every day seems an exercise in the impossible. You’re not accomplishing what you should be. What everyone else seems to be. Wonder Women.

Other women ARE wonders! Online, you witness the possible for them. You see them in person too. Those able to successfully well dres...

December 27, 2019

I would trade in my birthday gifts, since I was then old enough to understand I didn't need them.

I would give up my 10th birthday to give Christmas to someone else. In lieu of gifts, I was to ask my friends to provide food and clothing to a family in need....

December 19, 2019

I was feeling guilty I wasn't saving the world at Christmas time.

With gift giving and eating in equal measure, my worship seemed paltry and any hymn singing had faded to inaudibility. There simply wasn't time for it.

I guess I wasn't saving Christmas either. The wa...

December 14, 2019

Christmas was wearing me out. I needed months to recover and then it was time to start thinking about repeating the whole process again. With eight kids and all sorts of people to buy or bake for, from each Sunday school teacher to the postman I never wanted to forget,...

December 5, 2019

"There are two types of people in the world," I used to tell my kids when they were younger. 


And takers. 

Which one are you?"

It may seem overly simplistic, what with all the personality tests and self discovery guides experts have come up with for understan...

November 22, 2019

Trusting God means putting yourself in situations where if he doesn't come through, you're really in trouble.

It means stepping out on weak and even fragile limbs knowing he'll support your weight and not not allow them to break, sending you plummeting to the ground.


November 20, 2019

Gravel roads make for good friends.

The kind you meet at your local tire store.

Who knew?

Twice a month, on average, I'm working on my gravel road relationships, which is to say, I'm getting to know my tire guys. And it isn't just those from whom I buy my tires--the tires...

November 9, 2019

When you ask God for a supernatural experience, and then fully anticipate one, expect flying colors.

Unearthly, otherworldly, miraculous, SUPERnatural colors.

The key is, you must fully anticipate them.

And I did.

At the risk of appearing overly enthusiastic over my recent...

October 21, 2019

"This is never going to work," I say out loud to myself as I look into the mirror. How can I possibly feel confident delivering a speech looking like, well, me?

I can't stand the way I look. I'm even less enchanted with the way I speak. And yet, I must stand up in...

October 18, 2019

Faith isn't faith unless it's backed by something that can't be proven. Right? Faith is something that allows us to believe in things unseen. It's trust without proof. 

When the term is used in association with God, and it most always is when used intelli...

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