• Half and half…

    I walked towards the gate of Sunny’s new school this morning, behind the bars was an enclosed area for children to sit. My eyes found four children in wheelchairs. One little boy dangled bare feet from his chair, while another had his eyes closed and dribbled quietly in the corner of the school yard. I […]

  • I am broken

    I am broken. Speaking these words out loud leaves cuts along my tongue, each syllable a jagged shard of the secret I have always kept hidden in the quiet spaces of my soul. If you’re anything like me, the parts of you that hurt and ache are the parts you are least willing to put […]

  • 4 Biblical Strategies for Honoring Your In Laws

    You’re probably familiar with Exodus 20:12 –“honor your father and mother”. While fumbling over “Nan-uh, Mrs., uh, Mom?” it isn’t always obvious that this command applies to your relationship with your in laws too. According to the current stereotype, in laws are common household enemies. There’s even the popular mantra that “you don’t just marry […]

  • The question we all ask God, but wonder if we shouldn’t?

    WHY?  The question usually comes after we’ve been praying for some sort of breakthrough or when something has gone terribly wrong. It’s almost instinctive – the first thing that comes out of our mouths, even when we have a logical answer for it – the cancer was genetic, the driver was drunk, the advisor gave […]

  • Wonder Woman…

    Women like to hear people’s stories. They gravitate to autobiographies, biographies and when bored in lineups at grocery stores, read the trashy magazine covers to fill the need for more; because so many stories are filled with hope, victory, pain and love, (not necessarily in that order).   But why do we love to read […]

  • Joseph of Arimathaea

    I’m sitting in semi-darkness weeping over Joseph of Arimathaea and the conviction I am under this morning as I examine my own life. “So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the […]

  • Dead old lady…

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)   I love traveling but I’m not one to enjoy packing and I really dislike unpacking, (I’ve been known to leave a half-unpacked suitcase on the floor for well over a […]

  • The door…

    Oswald Chambers arrived in the mail yesterday like an old friend. I haven’t read him for years. Not since my children were small. We reconnected in January on the internet through ’30 days with Oswald Chambers’ that I found in an App. It whet my appetite for more so I rang the store and ordered […]

  • Beautiful feet… walking in faith

    Genevieve Cooper of Gumeracha, SA, discovered most unexpectedly that Jesus had a job for her to do… How do you hear the voice of God? For most of my life I have been like Elijah standing on the mountain waiting for the presence of the Lord and hearing his voice in a gentle whisper (1Ki […]

  • Daniel Morcombe and the stolen ones…

    On December 7, 2003, the world became a darker place for many Australian parents. It was the day that 13 year old Daniel Morcombe was abducted from a bus stop on a busy main road in the middle of the day on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He wasn’t doing anything foolish; there was no alcohol involved, […]