As a mom, I’m very careful of what my children eat and drink. This backfired when it came to potty training my oldest, Ella. She, to this day, has only ever had milk and water to drink. Before I began potty training, I got some flavored lemonade powder to mix in her water to entice her to drink. But when I offered the tasty mixture to Ella, she took one look at it and said,…
The Friendship Ministry was born over the holidays during the Covid-19 pandemic this past year. We found that people who had been taking our Senior Bridge Courses in their senior communities before the pandemic hit us were having problems. In an effort to keep them safe from the virus, their socialization opportunities had become scarce or nil. They were not able to visit each other in their rooms or in the common areas of their…
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14). This verse is taped to my bathroom mirror. I see it when I’m brushing my teeth or putting on makeup. Recently, something interesting stood out to me. Sandwiched in between the instruction to wait on the Lord is a call to be of good courage.
I paused, toothbrush in hand. All along I had been focusing on the promise of a strengthened heart, a promise I’m very grateful for. But I had missed the important reminder to have courage while I wait.
Last year I prayed that God would show me a place to serve that was outside my suburban, 2-car-garage, Starbucks latte comfort zone. The countless Scriptures about serving the poor and needy bounded out of the pages of my Bible and waved their arms at me.
When Nathan was preparing for Basic Training, I offered to train with him. [Pause for laughter.]
It was a running/calisthenics program. Calisthenics, I love. Running, only if someone is chasing me. I love to walk and hike but prefer to leave running to those who experience the pleasure of God through it.
God revealed a couple of things as I gasped for air. He uses any and all means to teach us about Himself and ourselves. For that, I am truly grateful.