Drifting Away

We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 2:1 (NIV 1984) Drift—To be carried along by currents of air or water  Each day, I pray a scripture for the Moms in Prayer women in leadership. Today’s scripture from Hebrews 2:1 grabbed my attention with its warning: If we …

Don’t Think Any Worse Than You Know…

It may be winter, but field trial dogs like ours still need exercise and training, what we humans call discipling. Meet our youngest, Blaze, retrieving a bumper at a local pond my husband uses with his buddies to train their dogs. You can’t see them in this photo, but there’s usually an abundance of curious geese watching and trying to …

Running Away

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart.” Joel 2:12a (NIV) When I was five years old, I ran away from home. Yes, I did. My mom and I were reminiscing about it just this weekend, and would you believe, neither one of us can remember what prompted such a radical decision. I do remember how …

Apron Strings

I suppose I would look foolish running down the icy street behind my daughter’s Kia as she drives back to school. Plus it is minus twenty-five wind chill. I’d be very cold. Cold and foolish. Regardless, that was the thing I wanted most, waving like an idiot from the window this morning. Life would be without Lizzie again. God knows …

Mondays

In all their distress He too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In His love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Isaiah 63:9 (NIV) I remember a string of Mondays that weren’t very happy for me. My husband Ray and I had moved twice in …