Just Some Face in My Mirror

girl looking in mirror

“But be doers of the word and not hearers only” – James 1:22 What great advice, you might be thinking. Of course that’s true! It’s time to enthusiastically thump something! Maybe shout a few hearty ‘Amens’! We like to think those responses of ours are honest, and I know I like to think I follow that … [See more…]

The Other October 31st

Martin Luther

So, what were you all up to this past October 31st? Anything special? Most people that I know were doing things like buying candy, eating candy, passing out candy, dreaming about candy… But I just learned that there was actually something else going on that day too: a celebration of a guy named Martin Luther … [See more…]

Getting Results


The United States is a results oriented place. I mean, look at all the reports that are put out, the studies that are done, the goals that are outlined, in every field. Marketing, education, management, manufacturing… all about results. How do we go faster? How do we do better? How do we make more? These … [See more…]



So, to be honest, I’m writing this for myself as much as anyone who may read it. Actually, I think I am probably writing this more for myself than for anyone else who may read it. I really just want to know… I want to know why excitement and enthusiasm are so hard to hold … [See more…]

Hudson Taylor: A Life of Faith

Hudson Taylor

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” While ultimately our goal is to be like Christ, we can receive great challenges from watching and hearing about other people who walk with Him and serve Him. Obviously, the glory for all of this goes completely to God, and it … [See more…]

Praying Through the Psalms


Psalms is a beautiful book of the Bible. I can just get lost in the imagery, the poetry, and the powerfully raw emotion. As I have been reading through it lately, I have just loved how well it describes life and how beautifully it lends itself to being read as a series of prayers from … [See more…]

Busy, Busy, Busy


As I’m thinking back over my crazy week, looking forward to my jam-packed weekend, and watching my husband plow through a project that will keep him up for yet another late night, I wonder. Is it good that we’re so busy? Is it bad? Does God care one way or another? I love that the … [See more…]

Fully Known

Being at a university of 40,000 people has some upsides and some downsides. Now, personally, I love the ability to just blend into crowds so that not one person is taking a bit of notice of me. Every once in a while, though, I walk around and think of how very little anyone here even … [See more…]