You have two options in life: ┬áMarch to the beat of your own drum or NOT.   For a country obsessed with ‘selfies’ we are a people terrified of being ourselves. What if my friends don’t like my hair, my shoes, my furniture? Easy, get new friends. We’re constantly fluctuating between finding ourselves and reinventing ourselves. Let’s make up our minds and just get on with being what we are and… Read More

You could say being a submissive wife is Retro, but most people, most American women anyway would say it’s a throwback to the Cavemen era or at least the Mad Men era.   I mean, we’re in a new millennium, a whole new era has dawned for women. Hillary Clinton may become the next President of the United States!!! Everything has changed. Or has it, have we? Or are we as people,… Read More

Originally posted on Licht Years:
we seem to have gone right from summer to fall weather over the weekend although the sun was warm, the air was fresh and crisp perfect for apple picking and warm apple cider donuts

Are your thoughts like these crates when you start to pray? There’s a little order, a few coherent sentences, but then they start tumbling down into your To Do List, or what someone said about your new hair cut, or what to make for dinner. Prayer is conversation with God; listening to Him as we read His word, or as the Spirit speaks in the stillness of our own hearts and then… Read More

  Are you at your spiritual BEST? When I’m in Africa I feel like my spiritual life gets expanded about 1000%. I don’t know how you’d ever measure it, but I know I feel more spiritually energized and effective. I want to feel this way all the time, even when I’m back at home in the US. Then I saw this little roadside shop and started wondering if I’d been limiting God… Read More

You never hear people talk about their burdens anymore.   I think the word has all but disappeared from our collective vocabulary.   We have a whole new set of hyphenated word pairs describing the feeling, the result, and the supposed source of what we used to call burdens. We don’t have burdens, we’re just stressed-out, burned-out, or over-committed. I mean, when was the last time you thought, “Oh man, this is… Read More

A lie is a cage made of words.   And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32   The lies we believe imprison us, our sentence may be a few hours, a day or two, or many long years. I once spent an entire day angry at my husband for ‘thinking I had nothing better to do than pick up after him’. When he came… Read More

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertAugust 21, 2014 I Believe… That just because two people argue, It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, It doesn’t mean they do love each other. I Believe … That we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change. I Believe… That no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you…

How do you know if what you hear or think about God and spiritual things is true, really true? In a small village church full of women with hungry hearts and earnest eyes I’m reminded that the only truth that transforms is God’s truth. The only truth that can untangle this messy jumble we call life is His. Broken relationships are mended by its healing powers. Anxiety, loneliness, and uncertainty are answered… Read More

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertAugust 19, 2000 I’ve been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually,…

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