The Power of our Perspective

Often times the only thing that needs to change is our perspective, and everything changes. The power that our perspective has on our earthly experience is staggering. Repeatedly throughout the Scriptures, subsequent to the fall of man, people continued to tutor one another in the “way that seems right to a man, but in the end always produces death” (Prov. 14:12) and as a result, worldly wisdom robbed humanity of the harmonious fellowship with the truth that we were originally → Read more

The Power of our Perspective2020-10-23T10:39:19-04:00

The Mystery Solved

“Christ in you, the hope of glory.”  Colossians 1:27b  NASB Seven words that can change our lives forever… How could we have overlooked the significance of these words for so long? For all of recorded history, there is evidence that man has entertained the possibility of someone or something beyond ourselves that we “need” to “know”.  Right?  Haven’t we also wanted to taste glory-  to connect, to be heard, to be noticed, to matter, to make a difference, to be → Read more

The Mystery Solved2020-10-23T10:50:00-04:00

Laying Down My Burdens for 2016

For years I have been using Stormie Omartian's Power of a Praying Parent calendar to pray for my children.  I don’t remember to turn the page every day - sometimes not even every week - but the calendar sits on my family room table as a reminder to pray for my children. But that reminder almost becomes a burden to me in my flesh or “that one more thing I need to remember to do.”  The weight of shouldering a → Read more

Laying Down My Burdens for 20162020-10-23T10:58:33-04:00

Dealing with Change

Do you ever get tired of change?  I’m not afraid to admit this:  I do.  Unfortunately change is perpetual and, thanks to inventions like rapid transit and the Internet, occurs faster now than at any point in history.  There are times change leaves me breathless.  I have had to take a lot of time to think about the concept of change.  I’m going to have to deal with it.  I might as well learn how I relate to it. Here’s → Read more

Dealing with Change2020-10-23T11:04:41-04:00

If People Know it is Coming

The Half Door Drama So, what’s so dramatic about a half door? Nothing by itself. It’s just a door—or so we thought. The installation of a half door to my office seemed like an innocent enough decision. I was in charge of the office of a growing church and was the pastor’s secretary. There was a glass wall on one side that made me visible to anyone walking in the hall. That wasn’t a problem. The problem was the ability → Read more

If People Know it is Coming2020-10-22T09:53:16-04:00

Letting Go in 2015

My husband, Tom and I recently went through old letters.  So much has changed.  Here are some highlights from letters dating back to when I was 7 years old - things friends wrote to me: Then Before the days of being concerned about blood diseases:   "I'm going to bring a needle to camp - let's become blood sisters!" Before the days of caller id:  "Somebody is prank calling me and I can't figure out who it is!" Before FB:  "You better → Read more

Letting Go in 20152020-10-23T10:19:06-04:00