Category: Devotions

Devotions

Wonder You

I did it again! I CRIED at a children’s movie. Yes, I have a habit of doing this. (Sigh.) A while ago I took my granddaughter to see “Wonder Park”, and even though the film somewhat limped along at times, it was quite creative and gave me a bit of food for thought. Now, before

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Devotions

Four Ways to Diffuse a Difficult Situation

It wasn’t pretty. I wasn’t pretty. At all. A while ago, I was on a phone call. The woman on the opposite end of the phone line was defensive, obstinate, cynical, intolerant, dogmatic . . . I could go on. Worse than her “charming” personality was the fact she didn’t allow me to speak. She

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Devotions

Freedom Amid Fear

  FEAR is my middle name! Do you know what my BIGGEST fear is? PUBLIC SPEAKING . . . which I seem to find myself doing more often than not. However, God has shown me something about fear which has made my bouts of panic a bit easier to navigate.

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Devotions

Weathering the Wilderness

Recently, I stood in the shower and cried. Amid being in quarantine as the COVID-19 virus grips our world, common events prove to be uncommonly upsetting as thoughts are consumed and emotions heightened. In one day alone last week I nearly crashed when my face was grazed by a bee on my morning bike ride,

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Devotions

Keeping the Bustle at Bay

OMG . . . it’s almost Christmas! I can tell ‘cuz it smells like cinnamon and panic! Yes, it’s that time of year when the once childlike, joyful anticipation of “all things Christmas” rapidly turns into a frantic, stressful frenzy to GET EVERYTHING DONE. After all, we’ve got lots to do. We have Christmas cards

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Devotions

Strength In Weakness

My heart sank as I swallowed the lump in my throat. I imagined what she must’ve been feeling. The young woman caught my eye as I drove past the empty parking lot on my way home from the store. There she sat, on the pavement in front of her car, her feet straight out in

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Devotions

Ruffled Feathers

Some things are not always as they seem. From time to time that reality hits me like a ton of bricks, or perhaps a ton of feathers.

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Devotions

Casting Off Clutter

“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” –1st Corinthians 14:33 It was a long time coming. I only wished there was such a thing as a gigantic spray bottle of ‘Clutter Be Gone”.

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My Story
Devotions

Cracking the Judgment Code

Once again, I fought to remain immobile as electric currents ran through coiled wire, creating loud, resonate sounds. I’m no stranger to being encapsulated in a giant, tube-shaped, fiberglass magnet. Still, hammer blows pound against my chest each time.

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Head in Hands
Devotions

Why me?

Why me? Seriously, why does this stuff always happen to me? There I was, at a writer’s conference, finally facing a highly-anticipated, scheduled appointment with a literary agent, when I realized I had a little “issue”.

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