“What do you want for your birthday?” my friend, Pamela, asked. My birthday last year fell 19 days after my double mastectomy and there were only two things on my … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me (I made it to 54!)
“I hate to feel this way about the holidays,” a friend recently said to me, “but I wish it was over.” I admit to struggling with this tension too. Sometimes, … Continue reading Longing for a Silent Night
There are moments when this season of life is so sweet that I feel my heart will explode if I don’t tell someone about it. I am so grateful, especially … Continue reading Grateful
Quiet. For just a little while, it was quiet. My college students have been home for the Thanksgiving holiday, two of them bringing their large dogs with them. My home … Continue reading The Weary World Rejoices
This isn’t how it is supposed to be. The morning after I moved my daughter, Meghan, out of her first apartment and back home, this was the only thought I … Continue reading What Do We Do When Life Falls Apart? The Psalms Show Us the Way
Yesterday was busy in the land of COVID-19. I rose early, as usual, and drank coffee and wrote. Before the sun was fully up, I went to the grocery and … Continue reading What To Do With Ourselves in the Land of COVID-19
“I will tell you something about stories . . . They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off … Continue reading There is No COVID19 in Storyland
Our world has gone crazy with fear. This week, I was thinking about the youth at my church and how this time must be really overwhelming for them. So, I … Continue reading A Roadmap to Peace When You Are Afraid
The first possession I remember treasuring was a little red tricycle. I was very small when I received it, too small, in fact to work the pedals. I remember the … Continue reading A Bedtime Story For An Anxious World
We have three winners of Faithful Daughter: Joy Murphey Elizabeth Copeland Kay Tyler Ladies, check your email. I need a mailing address from each of you for Dayspring. Giveaways Are … Continue reading Faithful Daughter Winners!
This is a re-post of my Jesus Calling blog post, April 1, 2018. It feels especially appropriate today. I hope you are encouraged. Six days before Easter morning, I found … Continue reading The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter on Monday Morning
I am a unicorn. That is what people call someone who was actually born in Nashville. I was born in Nashville in 1969, moved away just before turning 5, back … Continue reading Why I Love Nashville
Work, Work, Work I worked as a maid during my first year in college, and it was a year in which I wasn’t just bone-tired, I was weary. This is … Continue reading Are You Tired, or Are You Weary? Why the Difference Matters to God.