Jesus Loves Me

Falling in love with Jesus is by far the best thing that I have ever done. I did nothing to earn His love, yet He loved me first. That speaks volumes — knowing that He knows my deepest, darkest secrets and still loves me.  He knows about all those thoughts and desires that lie buried in…

Expiration Dates

This winter has been unpredictable to say the least. On Christmas day, the temperature reached 70 degrees. Two weeks ago we experienced Snowmageddon 2016 — a blizzard that dumped three feet of snow as it stalled over the nation’s capital. This past week, we experienced a few clippers that lightly blanketed our streets with snow….

Father Knows Best – Part I

Ask & You Shall Receive One of my fondest memories from my childhood was our Christmas tradition of looking through the Sears catalog — taking time to dog-ear the pages with our favorite things. My cousin Grady would write our annual letter to my Aunt JoAnna who lived in San Francisco at the time. She spoiled…

Not Today, Satan

Mid-Week Motivation Some days we wake up energized with a song in our hearts ready to take on the world.  Other days we wake up grumpy and focused on the dark cloud looming above us rather than its silver lining. Ever stub your toe first thing in the morning and greet the day with a…

Keep Notifications On

In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. He observed his creation and determined that it needed more, so he did exactly that — added more. He added value to his creation. With an enormous task at hand, he did it little by little.  He made distinctions between his creations and gave them each a…

What’s On Your List?

As I headed home this afternoon, I replayed my mental checklist in my mind a few times so that I wouldn’t forget anything. I didn’t need to pick up dinner because I cooked last night, so we’ll just eat leftovers. I didn’t need to stop for gas.  I filled up last week, and I can still go…

It Takes a Village

As I grow older and wiser, I reflect on life’s lessons more than I did 20 years ago.  I see the silver lining in tragedy; I find joy when there seems to be none, and I have faith that storms are temporary. That’s my perspective in a nice, little box. This past week has been…

Maslow Got It Right

For most of us, today is the end of the work week.  It was a short week for me because I took a much-needed respite and returned to work Wednesday.  I was a bit apprehensive about returning for a lot of reasons — mainly fear of the unknown. I was so concerned that people would ask me…