The Best Reason to Rejoice – Luke 10:17-20

It's satisfying to reach a goal, like when I showed sample pages of my manuscript to my dream editor - and he asked to see more. Or when my publisher offered me a devotional contract. It was rewarding this year to pose with dozens of other finalists for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award (I … Continue reading The Best Reason to Rejoice – Luke 10:17-20

A New Way to Enjoy the Bible – Psalm 150

I love studying the Bible. This year I found a new way to help others with their Bible reading. It's called the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid. The Grid, hashtag #bgbg2, contains a list of bloggers whose posts include references to the Bible and are linked to BibleGateway.com, the most visited Christian website in the world (with over … Continue reading A New Way to Enjoy the Bible – Psalm 150

Will God Answer all our Questions? – Exodus 4:10-12

Have you heard someone say that they’d like to ask God a few questions? Like why he allows war, children being traumatized, cities burning, or Alzheimer’s? Let’s say I’m 90 when I die. I enter heaven with a pencil stuck behind my ear, gripping my cane. In my other hand is a long checklist. I … Continue reading Will God Answer all our Questions? – Exodus 4:10-12

A Snapshot of Gratefulness – Philippians 4:6-7

I played outside with my family this week. My husband, sons, and grandson shot basketballs in a game of PIG while two other grandchildren sped by on their bikes, launching themselves off the ramp. The youngest sat in the grass. A couple of times I stopped the ball from escaping, kicking it back into the … Continue reading A Snapshot of Gratefulness – Philippians 4:6-7

Stay the Course, Telling the Heart of the Story – 1 Kings 13:15-32

What should I do if someone disagrees with the path I’ve chosen? I know what God wants me to do: Love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, strength, and love my neighbor as myself. One way I express this love is in my writing. Love is his command, writing is my … Continue reading Stay the Course, Telling the Heart of the Story – 1 Kings 13:15-32