Shoes for the journey

Shoes for the journey

I’m out at the lake, finishing a book. It is quiet, beautiful, and, well, “lake-ish.”  At home, I walk in my tennis shoes, but out here I wear my favorite hiking shoes. I love my Merrell’s. They are broken in. They have a steel shank with a good, sturdy sole, and...
I might have been a Pharisee

I might have been a Pharisee

Except for the fact I’m a woman, I might have been a Pharisee.  I’m a big fan of rules, but one of theirs was “no women allowed.”  Other than that, there is a lot about their lives I might have appreciated. But Jesus didn’t appreciate much about them at all,...
It’s time to get out of the boat

It’s time to get out of the boat

Don’t you feel like you are almost to the end of a very long tunnel?  It’s been a tough journey, but we expect it will be lighter, warmer, and easier very soon.  Texas had a week of Snowmageddon and the next week it was spring. Now, there are early flowers...
What do you hope for?

What do you hope for?

I was able to get my first vaccine, and I drove home with a scheduled date for my second shot—and lots of hope. We have a lot to look forward to in the months ahead—probably. It is a unique joy when an unknowable hope becomes a reality. I’m thrilled that I will be...
Bible study: You are all invited!

Bible study: You are all invited!

I began this summer discouraged about the fall, but now I’m excited to see what the Lord has planned.  I’ve been teaching Bible study for almost thirty years and this is a first: I’m combining my local Bible studies this year into one virtual format and inviting...
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