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Don’t Rush Out

Years ago, I was speaking at a mountain retreat in a cabin full of new moms. I had brought my mentor Debbie with me for prayer (and a bit of moral support) as I was very new to leading women’s retreat weekends.  The time had led us to Saturday night – the pinnacle talk.  Everything … Continue reading

The Coffee-Drinking Dog, Bowzer

Saturday night we visited dear friends for games and desserts. Our evening was marked by ice cream, brownies, cards, competition and countless giggles. Our festivities were also enjoyed by the family dog, Bowzer, and his relentless pursuit of all things sugar. Bowzer is a four-year-old Beagle who barks like a Police-trained K9 when strangers pull into … Continue reading

Hold Up Your Vintage Bag

I stood in the kitchen a few weeks back preparing lunches for the next day. I had my assembly line of “threes” all lined up – 3 granola bars, 3 bags of veggie straws, 3 sandwiches, and 3 tiny Jazz apples all ready to fill 3 lunches for 3 hungry boys the next school day. Ethan came … Continue reading

“Talk To Me.”

Our 7am morning run begins the same… Jody and I lock our car doors parked at the Presbyterian church, swing our arms and step one tired foot in front of the other — shaking off the dust from a long night’s sleep. We run early.  Which means very little coffee has made its way to my limbs. … Continue reading

Bring Your Babies To Jesus

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them… Luke 18:15 Here’s a snap shot from my conversation with Luke last night while at the ball field: Luke: (pointing to center field) God is out there. Me:  Yes. And right here (pointing right). And right there (pointing left). He’s everywhere! Luke: giggles… … Continue reading

Five Letters Left On My Table

I sat in church.  About ten rows back from stage left.  Bible bag at my feet.  A purple pen in my hand.  A journal in my lap. And God spoke. His voice … unrelated to what going on around me.  Not pertaining to my pastor’s message.  The Lord spoke an unmistakable, inaudible Word – His … Continue reading

Teach them My love…

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep … Continue reading

God Chimed In At Baseball Practice

Yesterday screamed all things spring.  Our season’s first baseball practice could not have  been more strategically placed in the month.  The weather was a perfect 70 degrees.  The fields vibrant green.  Weeping willows are dripping the first signs of life and the Bradford Pears are working hard to press through the final remnants of winter. … Continue reading

“Get Up And Pray. For Friday.”

This morning, I lay on my pillow and could hear Him.  Speaking not so softly.  “Get up. And Pray.” You see I am a bit in denial. This coming weekend I am speaking to a retreat center full of beautiful faces.  The University of Tennessee’s CRU women’s retreat.  When I close my eyes I see … Continue reading