Dec 26, 2014

Live Without Regret

A close friend received a call no one wants to receive on Christmas Day: a sick family member had just died. The person went to the hospital on Monday, but was expected to live another few weeks or months. My friend felt like maybe she should have gone to see him right away, but she didn't. 

Dec 23, 2014

What If I Mess This Up?

On the way home from shopping, I heard a conversation on the radio about how Mary must have felt the first time she held Jesus in her arms. 

I pondered.

Dec 19, 2014

Fitness Friday: Whose Disciple Are You?

We are all someone’s or something’s disciple. We learn from and empower, consciously or not, who or what we follow. This time of year, many of us will spend time with family and friends, and current event topics will arise. What we say in response matters. It’s important we know the answer to this question:

Whose disciple are you?

Dec 17, 2014

For Better or Worse, Part 6: Expectations

God, we’ve been married for a whole month already. He should know how I feel!

God, we don’t seem to have much closeness in our marriage. What are we doing wrong?

Dec 11, 2014

For Better or Worse, Part 5: Super-Spiritual

God, why doesn’t Don want to study this marriage book with me, or lead daily prayer?

Doesn’t he want to have a godly marriage?

In any marriage, one person can be more mature in their faith than their spouse. Or, maybe one of the two just thinks they’re more mature. Either way, the more mature person doesn’t have the right to demand that the other one measure up to any standards except God’s.

Dec 5, 2014

Fitness Friday: Hungry for God…Starving for Time

This week, I’d like to introduce you to Lori Hatcher, one of my talented Christian Communicator Conference (CCC) sisters. Lori is a gifted author, speaker, blogger, and editor. We share a passion for encouraging others to become more spiritually fit by investing in their relationship with God.