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

It could be God's fault. 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 timing. It's so hard when no matter how much we love someone or how … Continue reading Understanding a Woman’s Mind – 2 Kings 4:25-27

What if I’m Too Old?- Isaiah 46:3-11

Nurse Doris lost her patience with me as I counted the pills and placed them in tiny plastic bags. We were working in a bush clinic made of straw bales and thatch, and though I wanted to be helpful I struggled to understand her unfamiliar pronunciations of the medications we dispensed. I was especially intimidated … Continue reading What if I’m Too Old?- Isaiah 46:3-11

How to Fall Sleep Anywhere, or Not – Psalm 4:8

Don't expect me to fall sleep in public. Before our trip to Zambia I stayed up all night mending clothes and packing, convinced I would have no trouble sleeping on the twelve-hour flight across the Atlantic. But, you guessed it, sleep never came. On another trip I had the same problem. After flying into Delhi on a … Continue reading How to Fall Sleep Anywhere, or Not – Psalm 4:8

Too Late for New Beginnings? -Zechariah 4:8-10

My aunt is a 90-year-old bride. I saw her photo on Facebook, and her sweet smile gave me courage to believe it's never too late to start something new. A few years ago, as I entered the Older Woman phase of my life, I decided I wanted to be a writer. In my research I found I should expect … Continue reading Too Late for New Beginnings? -Zechariah 4:8-10

A Quick Thanksgiving Meditation – Philippians 4:6-8

My eyes were stinging as I mixed the chopped onions into the dressing for the turkey a little while ago. Earlier I'd chosen a playlist on YouTube that featured Maranatha Music's scripture songs. I sang along with a couple of them as I puttered around the kitchen, enjoying the encouraging, uplifting thoughts. Then this came … Continue reading A Quick Thanksgiving Meditation – Philippians 4:6-8