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Archive for May, 2016

Let God do the math

A friend of mine was frustrated with a huge inequity recently, being maligned by a racial slur.  As she begged God for justice, she heard God gently say to her, “Let Me do the math.”  I again am struck by the simple reality that God is in control and in spite of how much I […]

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Break up Fallow Ground

Sow righteousness for yourselves,     reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground;     for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes     and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 I am not a gardener.  But I am glad to sit in a garden or stroll through a well manicured […]

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Dear Ann, I am writing thank you notes each week this year as an act of spiritual discipline.  You are a rock star.  From the moment I met you I was impressed with your servant heart and with how you are instilling that in your sons.  As I gotten to know you I am further […]

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Dear Wanda, This year I am writing a thank you note each week as an act of discipline to let people know how grateful I am for them. You are the picture in the dictionary next to the word thoughtful. And you are next to the word generous.  And I find myself  at a loss […]

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There is a great series on PBS that is called 10 ____ that changed America.  The episodes include houses, towns, parks and buildings.  It is a really informative series and I highly recommend watching it. It got me thinking about other things that have changed the world.  What would I put on that list?  For […]

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Dear Lauren, I am so grateful for our friendship and how it has grown.  I love that we can encourage and challenge each other; it was fun being Mothers of the {bride/groom} … together with dress shopping, planning, losing weight and more.  I actually don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much without you. […]

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Mock Rock 2016

Clayton was part of Biola’s mock rock this spring.  Here is the link to the Bropoc video.  Can you find him? http://dl.ucmvideo.com/KB0n/2GSV0oYa

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Julie, my forever friend! You have been my lifelong friend.  There are not enough words to say how grateful I am for you.  I am who I am today because God put you in my life!  I decided this year to write an old-school thank you note each week to someone and tell them how […]

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Short and Sweet

I am full today as I think about my family, both nuclear and extended.  Jim has been gone “too long” (5 1/2 years exactly or 2008 days) but I make it though each day by God’s grace.  I see Jim’s legacy in surprising and meaningful ways and I am proud to carry that legacy on. And […]

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Of late, this song has really ministered to me…..  Tell your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey, Hope in Front of Me Album You’re shattered like you’ve never been before The life you knew in a thousand pieces on the floor Words fall short in times like these When this world drives you to […]

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