as the Pages turn – a letter to my readers

as the Pages turn – a letter to my readers has been a bit squirrelly in the back of my mind for, oh, about the last six months. For a while I’ve felt like the squirrel looks in the accompanying photo. My internal dialogue with Holy Spirit has sounded a lot like … What? Really? […]

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Learning 101: the dignity of “I don’t know”

Learning 101: the dignity of “I don’t know”. What a game-changer that is in our pursuit of how to grow a life. When it comes to spiritual growth, we develop according to the same type of principles by which a flower or a fruit tree is produced. A seed planted – then properly watered, fed […]

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If All Your Prayers Were Answered Tomorrow

If all your prayers were answered tomorrow, what would be your response? Personally, after the initial joy and excitement at the realization of answered prayer, I’d probably be jolted back to the other side of reality in short order: wondering if I could bear it all – both the joy and the added responsibility Because […]

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From Scared to Death to Scared to Life

Call me a buzzkill, but there are few things I like about Halloween. My list is short: • little bite-sized candy bars (ok, full size too…) • little stinkers in adorable costumes • little orange and white pumpkins I think there’s a pattern to my list. Unlike Halloween, where the bigger the scare, the better. Having grown […]

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Big or Bitty – It’s Treasure

Pour out the best you have, and always be poor. Never be diplomatic and careful about the treasure God gives. This is poverty triumphant. – Oswald Chambers – Say the word treasure  and visions of rich dead uncles we’re not related to tease “If only…” from our lips. Say the word treasure  and it’s over […]

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