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

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 children to be traumatized, war, natural disasters, Alzheimer’s, or ? 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 … Continue reading Will God Answer all our Questions? – Exodus 4:10-12

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

Just Keep Swimming – Colossians 2:6-10

There's a lot of meaning in what the forgetful little fish, Dory, says. In the Disney movie, Finding Nemo, she pulls her friend along by encouraging him to not worry so much and "just keep swimming." What helps you when you're stuck in an "I don't know what to do" place? It seems I'm there … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming – Colossians 2:6-10

An Oregon Hike and Making New Friends – John 15:9-12

I raced ahead, hopping over tree roots and dancing at the end of the path. Sahalie Falls, one of our favorite destinations on hot summer days, sprayed my face with its cool mist as I waited for my family. Soon my brother, sister and Mom caught up. Dad followed with my baby sister on his … Continue reading An Oregon Hike and Making New Friends – John 15:9-12