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 also rewarding to pose with dozens of other finalists for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, though 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

Understanding a Woman’s Mind – 2 Kings 4:25-27

When relationships are difficult it's hard to wait patiently for a solution. This might be by God's design. Sometimes he hides things from us. Perhaps we have trouble understanding our spouse's mind because God has closed a door. But why would he do that? Why should understanding be locked up? Maybe it's all about God's … Continue reading Understanding a Woman’s Mind – 2 Kings 4:25-27

Help Comes from God – Psalm 121:1-4

We were sick with the flu last week. Both of us. At the same time. In one of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books there's a story about Laura being delirious with fever and her mother spooning drops of water into her mouth. As her disease progressed Laura realized her mother's care had stopped. When she could manage to lift her … Continue reading Help Comes from God – Psalm 121:1-4

Keeping on Track with my Writing – Hebrews 12:1-2

After attending the Oregon Christian Writers conference I knew I had the information I needed to keep my focus on the goal, but a phone call derailed my best intentions. To be honest, it wasn't the caller or my phone's fault I got off track. I did it to myself. With author Jane Kirkpatrick Why do I still … Continue reading Keeping on Track with my Writing – Hebrews 12:1-2