What is the Fruit of Your Life

When we lived in Colorado we built two garden boxes for our backyard. D’s daughter came over and helped us put the boards together, tightening the screws and ensuring there were no gaps for dirt and water to escape. We filled the boxes with soil and then went to the nursery. As we wandered the... Continue Reading →

When you say “Never Again”

Twenty-four years ago the Rwandan genocide started. Friends turned on friends. Neighbors betrayed those closest to them. Even the church failed to protect and, at times, was complicit in committing murder or allowing them to happen. Over 800,000 people died in just over 100 days. 800,000 people! I have a hard time imagining that many... Continue Reading →

To the Journey

My pastor said something a weeks ago that caught my attention. He said we should empty our tank here on earth. We don’t want to meet God and realize there is more we could have done. We hold back in so many ways when it comes to loving others or pursuing what stirs us. It’s... Continue Reading →

Loving the Woman at the Well

“This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” John 13:35 (MSG) Recently a friend made a decision that changed everything. The ripples left behind have caused a lot of pain. Some people are building walls, hunkering down, letting anger be their shield and protection.... Continue Reading →

One Word For Your Year

I sat at the kitchen table reviewing my goal list for the previous month. A dozen or more boxes stared back at me like broken promises and unfulfilled expectations. Oh yeah, I was going to read at night. I did say I wanted to run more. Finishing that story – nope. Not spending so frivolously... Continue Reading →

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