When We Went Down to the River to Pray

[From the archives. I’m on my way back to the river today.] And Talk. And Sing. And Eat. And Rest. Sunday night, late, my dear husband picked me up at LAX. He even parked the car and came inside to meet me at the baggage claim, which I  claim as a love offering. So how was […]

Presents From Unexpected Places (And a Giveaway!)

Count the Gifts. Cadence and His Great-Grandfather. April, 2010. There’s always a prize inside.  A few years ago, my third-millennium friend Glynn Young asked me a question that changed my worldview. I was sidelined with back pain, and in a comment-section discussion over at The High Calling he asked me a question that lobbed a friendly grenade into my cozy […]

My Business is His Business

Don’t Get Too ComfortableDavid Platt writes strong words about the state of Christianity in our society today. Over half of “Christians” don’t believe that the Holy Spirit or Satan is real, and tens of millions of them don’t believe that Jesus is the divine Son of God. Finally, almost half of “Christians” don’t believe the […]

How’s Work?

My Husband: Leader of the Pack. Changes at work can create upheaval, leaving staff feeling devalued and functionally hogtied. Changes at work can also empower staff with new efficiencies, freeing more time for key tasks. As operations manager at a small investment advisory firm, I help identify and execute changes. I minimize the upheaval and […]

Read this Book: The Unlikely Missionary

Read This Book! “Where are You Going?” I asked that question one day of a woman at my church who had just announced that she’d be away, travelling, for the next few weeks. “Sierra Leone,” she told me.  “Sierra Leone,” I repeated. “Um, by Liberia?” “Yup. I’m going on a mission trip.” I’ve often wondered how […]