Not All Is Merry and Bright

Not All Is Merry and Bright

To the one whose Christmas isn’t all merry and bright, I see you. I see your pain. I see you struggling with decorations and gifts and lists, wondering if you can do any of it at all. I see you dreading the gatherings because you don’t think you can feel joy. I see...
The God Who Stays

The God Who Stays

I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to get myself (and kids) to church on Sundays lately. I wish I knew what was causing my hesitation. In the past, we’ve been regulars. Besides being in a global pandemic, I don’t believe I have any valid...
Washing Feet

Washing Feet

“And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet.” John 13:14 NLT We were in Mexico on vacation. My husband had planned this getaway for us one July summer. It was hot and rainy, so we spent a lot of time at the hotel’s...
Do You Have Hope?

Do You Have Hope?

We’ve had a few tragic and unexpected losses in our community lately. Some were expected because of age or health conditions, but some weren’t. When you’re from a small town (I believe we’re still under 900 residents) they all affect you in some way. Whether you knew...
Removing the Dross

Removing the Dross

Have you ever had to polish silver? Perhaps your grandmother’s flatware for a fancy dinner or a necklace that may have tarnished a bit? It’s a tedious process but the end result is well worth it. Proverbs 25:4 says, “Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith...