A Prayer for Women
On Mother's Day 2020 I was privileged to pray this prayer at our Sunday service. It seemed like a good time to share it today.Gracious, glorious, heavenly Father:We love you. We adore you. We worship you. You are a gracious God of love.We come to you this morning,...
Finding Joy Around the Table (New Post at The Glorious Table)
My tired body seemed to lift itself onto the table. I placed my head on the pillow, sank into the cushions, and released a long-needed sigh. As an act of self-care, I’d found myself in the studio of an esthetician, preparing to be pampered. As I drew a deep, slow...
Hold Onto Joy (New Post at The Glorious Table)
Bob Goff introduced himself to the large crowd of ministers. For the next forty-five minutes, the convention center, filled to the brim with folks from across the globe, erupted in laughter. I had seated myself as close to the front as possible. I leaned forward as...
Good News and a Free Ebook
I’m excited to share with you a new project at The Glorious Table called A Path to Soul Rest! It’s a collaboration with several amazing writers and even a chance to join others seeking rest for their weary souls. In it you will find 40 devotionals to help you find compassion for yourself and rest for your weary spirit.
Dear World, Five Years Later
For a couple of weeks, the world checked in on us. Many wondered how this could happen. We became a cautionary tale to some, an example of resilience to others. As usual, the politics made their way into the conversation as others stood firm in the belief that by allowing our grief would turn to action at the proper time.
The Hope of God Will Hold You (New Post at The Glorious Table)
In August, my brother Steve took his final breath this side of heaven. He was surrounded by the love of his family and of others who have walked closely through the devastation of Parkinson’s Disease. The cruelty of PD is the slow erosion of the physical abilities we...
The Pit of Comparison
In the mid-1980s, Robin Leach greeted television viewers with his booming British accent. I can hear it in my head “Welcome to the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous!” He always ended the show with the...
He’s in the Waiting (New post at The Glorious Table)
Standing during worship, breathing out the words of Kristene DiMarco’s song “Take Courage” as a prayer of peace for my soul, I caught myself contemplating the past few years. I had recently left a position I loved to engage in a life I needed. Years of working a...
I Wish I had Better News
Over the past few weeks we have been looking for answers to a suspicious spot found on my most recent mammogram. The pathology report came through the patient portal yesterday.
Someday I’ll have something better to tell you. That just isn’t today.