A Fish ’n’ Loaf Faith

A Fish ’n’ Loaf Faith

I can be such a twit. I imagine Jesus shaking his head and sighing deeply over me just like he did with the Pharisees and even his own disciples (Mark 8:11-21). They just didn’t get it. About 15 years ago when my son was first diagnosed with autism, we heard about a...
Being Addicted to a Clear Conscience

Being Addicted to a Clear Conscience

We have three ferrets that are the epitome of cute. Except the hairless one, but that’s another story. Our ferrets love small, dark places. They especially like the hidden recesses under a bed—my bed. They pretty much have free rein of the house so when it’s time to...

What’s Your Apple?

Long before Steve Jobs brought this fruit to the center of everyone’s vocabulary, another apple changed man (and woman) forever.   One of the things I love about the Scriptures is that they are a never ending treasure trove of discoveries. If Methuselah, the...

Is the Bible Chick-Lit?

When it comes right down to it, God is just a sappy romantic. “Blasphemy!” you say. “Sacrilege! Heresy!” In the words of Inigo Montoya[i], “Let me ‘splain.” In Hollywood, they’re called chick-flicks. In the publishing world, the genre is affectionately called...

Please Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore

I’m not really into gifts. I don’t care much for flowers. I won’t refuse them. I’ll just put them in the only vase I own and set them on the kitchen table to die. Nor do I need loads of quality time to feel secure. Working part-time, writing, and meeting the...

The Greatest Lover of All-Time

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I googled “World’s Greatest Lover” expecting to find shirtless movie moguls, pouty-lipped teen idols, or at least some sordid tale of Casanova. The entire first page was devoted to two pathetic examples—Cheap Trick’s...

Just Like My Sisters

Eve did it. So did Sarah. And Rachel. Adam fell for it. So did Abraham. And Jacob. And I’m sure if I continued through Genesis, I’d find more. More of the same control games that still go on in the lives of men and women today. EVE: Honey, look. Isn’t this beautiful?...

The “S” Word

1 Peter 3:1-6 has always been an inspiring scripture for me. But distantly. For 48 years of my life, it wasn’t a verse that specifically applied to my life—I wasn’t married to a non-Christian man or its spiritual equivalent. But as it always does, Life changes....

The Wet Feet of Faith

My feet are finally firmly planted on the water’s surface. (Yes, you read that right.)Six years ago, I stepped out of the boat and agreed with my husband to open our fitness studio. Last year, I let go of the edge of the boat and started homeschooling.  This month,...

A Plethora of Planks

We love to see repentance in others. It brings such joy to see someone change the way they were living, talking, thinking, or acting all because their transformation honors God. We admire that person for taking such radical steps to be conformed into the image of...