Tale of a Twice-Washed Dog

4-2-17 Happy April! I hope you’re all enjoying spring. One of our two blueberry bushes has leaves, the baby creeping phlox is blooming, and we have a new dog. Or maybe he has us. The big brown eyes struck again in the form of a stray, so now we have Perrin. That’s him in theContinue reading “Tale of a Twice-Washed Dog”

Our Advocate

    3-26-17 Do you ever have one of those days when you wake up late, the dog refuses to do his business as you’re walking him, and you leave your lunch on the counter in a rush to make it to work on time? Then it seems like the world fights against you allContinue reading “Our Advocate”

The Laps I Count

1-22-17 I realized something yesterday at the gym. After being on the track for an hour, as I was headed out the door, I had no idea what my total lap count was. I knew exactly how many I ran, or more precisely jogged, but I walked a lot more than that. However, the onlyContinue reading “The Laps I Count”

30 Tips for Hosting House Church

1-15-17 House church was a foreign concept for me until a couple years ago. I had heard such a thing mentioned in passing, but we have buildings for that in my time and place. I’d never attended a house church service before we hosted our first one. Home Bible studies, sure, but not this. MaybeContinue reading “30 Tips for Hosting House Church”

Out With the Old

1-1-17 Happy New Year! Many people start off a new year thinking about resolutions and goals. I do that too. It’s important to know where you want to go and how you want to get there. But right now, let’s think for a few minutes about what we want to leave behind in 2016.


12-4-16 Yesterday Mark and I were driving in the county over from where we live. The road was particularly narrow and windy, even for our area. The mountain’s sheer drop off inches from the pavement on one side had him clenching the steering wheel with both hands and me gripping the passenger door’s hand rest. And there were noContinue reading “Guardrails”

Chicken Pot Pie People

11-27-16 This morning I told my husband that I didn’t know what to write about today. He told me that he’d give me a verse and I could run with it. He quoted Acts 17:26-28 (see below). Naturally, I thought of chicken pot pie. “And He has made from one blood every nation of menContinue reading “Chicken Pot Pie People”

Nature Proclaims His Glory

10-30-16 This past week I was blessed to go on vacation with my family. It was the first time I had been to Hilton Head Island, and it was wonderful. Even though there was still obvious devastation from Hurricane Matthew, the area is absolutely beautiful. Being at the beach it is so easy to feelContinue reading “Nature Proclaims His Glory”