Category: encouragement

How many does it take?

How many boxes WIll it take to pack my stuff? How many hugs will it take to say I’ve missed you? How many times do I need to really learn my lesson? How many Bible Studies does it take until we get the main point? And by “getting it” there is the requirement of appropriation.…

By Mirm February 22, 2024 1

So what about widows?

The biblical position on widows does not come up with specific solutions for those who are modern day widows because the culture of the day is so different. And yet, the theological perspective seems clear that widows are on God’s radar. His love and care goes beyond family and making sure they have enough to…

By Mirm February 5, 2024 0

The posture in 2024

We all face the same challenge to let go of what lies behind, rest in the present and trust the future to God’s good keeping. This is the posture of content obedience. It was 38 years ago this month that God told Jim and I to “Go”. We listened and obeyed. We left a great…

By Mirm January 7, 2024 0

Famiy Friday #1 The beginning

Ok, I am not sure about this or whether or not I will keep it up but I need to build consistency into my writing times. Connor’s grandfather wrote a “memoir” through StoryWorth prompts and Emily was saying how she really wanted some more things from her dad. I don’t want to invest in another…

By Mirm January 5, 2024 0

TenQ to Stephanie TanQ

Today we are celebrating your ministry with high schoolers at Fullerton Free. It may seem like it is ending, (and in some ways it is because you are stepping into a new role), but I don’t think it is a period. It is a comma – a pause. The effects of your ministry over the…

By Mirm June 17, 2023 0

Time

These are a few of my thoughts on the sermon Sunday: The Preacher says there is a time for everything under the sun. I know we all talk about time like it is a friend and we want more of it or we want it to last longer, but I am not so sure that…

By Mirm May 1, 2023 0

Miracles

Yesterday at our weekly staff meeting one of the shepherds asked us to list miracles we have witnessed and the room was silent. Really?! A room full of full time ministers and christian workers who could not share a miracle! (myself included). I am sure that some of the lack of response was due to…

By Mirm March 16, 2023 0

Sure!

My family has been called out for over use of the word sure! I sure don’t understand why, but I am told it is the “worst” answer to a yes/no question. The belief is that when we use it to answer in the affirmative that we are still on the fence about that yes. Let…

By Mirm February 16, 2023 0

I remember you!

Today is a dear friend’s birthday though she may have trouble remembering it. She has dementia. This intelligent, eloquent and gifted person who loved to learn and study can no longer even speak in a way that makes sense. All diseases are bad but the loss of memory is the death of relationship and the…

By Mirm January 8, 2023 0

Fears

I have been worried about losing my job for years. It is often an irrational fear with underlying roots in unworthiness and lack of confidence, but now it is more than a fear. It is more likely than it has been and my boss basically asked for volunteers today as the budget shortfall is $1.5…

By Mirm November 9, 2022 0