Better than Ever

Better than Ever

Today I celebrate my sixtieth birthday. I thought by the time I was sixty I’d know the person that looks back at me in the mirror. I’d be comfortable in my skin. I was wrong. And that is both terrifying and exhilarating. Terrifying because I give up the notion of the...
Be with Jesus

Be with Jesus

I am a list-maker. A goal setter. A task-doer. I like due dates. Jobs well done. A feeling of purpose and accomplishment. I like to understand what to do, figure out how to do it, and get it done. I want others to notice my hard work and applaud it. Praise my efforts...
Anchored to Jesus

Anchored to Jesus

Are you like me? Does your mind flit from thing to thing? In the middle of prayer, I find myself thinking about my market list or what I want for dinner, or anything except time with Jesus. Suddenly I remember what I set out to do, and correct my course, moving back...
Try

Try

Try used to be my mantra. Try harder. Try more. Try again. Try made me impatient. Arrogant. Dissatisfied. Confused. I tried hard, but still I didn’t have respect from others. Or myself. Try didn’t work. Because try meant me, myself, and I. I didn’t...
Faith Race Pace

Faith Race Pace

Hurry! Too often I hurry. Hurrying causes me to be frazzled. Impatient. The tone of my voice changes. My focus moves to myself. My needs. My list of things to do. My time restrictions. I see tasks and accomplishments. In my haste to check things off my list and get to...
Pause and Think of That

Pause and Think of That

John 15:7-11 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love....

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