The Power of Comfort

When someone we care about hurts or struggles, we want to be a source of comfort. We offer words, hugs, our presence. And we pray. Our thoughtful gestures matter and certainly impact, yet when we pray, we rehearse our trust that God is with this person. We express the depths of how we desire Him…

Tending Our Heart to Love Theirs

You love your child a bunch, more than you can put into words. You know there's a big age and maturity difference between you. You even "get" why he does or says some things. So why is it that we react critically, or even meanly, sometimes, yet other times we don't? The short answer is…

Because We Can’t Hit Rewind

Our words. Once they've left our mouth, they're out there. We can't pull them back in. There's no rewind button. So what can we do? We can take care of our heart. The place from which our words come. Every instance of pain we experience, God sees. Disrespect. Defeat. Discouragement. Rejection. Harsh words. He sees the wearing…

From Tears to Triumph

Recently, I had shoulder surgery.  That was the easy part.  Surviving the first week of physical therapy "home-work" almost did me in.  To distract myself from the pain, I listened to lively worship music. One morning was especially tough.  I was tired, hurting, impatient to be well, and struggling to see the light at the…

Recalculating

"RECALCULATING...in .2 miles turn left.."   It tends to mean I've missed my turn - which has happened a few times since moving to a new city.  But sometimes, my GPS is wrong.  Well, not wrong.  It's just that I decided to go my way, to take a route that I know is shorter. But…