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February 4, 2015

Running up the Stairs

It was 50 years ago, this month that my dad died in a road construction accident. He was driving a pay loader that somehow went off […]
January 28, 2015

Not This Again!

  I regularly benefit from my devotional “Jesus Calling”.  Many days it really does seem like God is talking directly to me.  This morning was one […]
January 15, 2015

The story unfolds

For the entire ten years of our marriage, my husband Andrew and I have felt a consistent call home. We are both from small towns in […]
January 14, 2015


I love Christmas carols. They invoke images of childhood, the excitement and warmth of family gatherings, memories of simpler times. This year however, I seemed to […]
January 9, 2015

This is hard

So there’s this thing that I’ve been struggling to keep believing: it’s okay to be weak, to make mistakes, to be limited. That abandoning self-reliance and […]
December 29, 2014

Striving for a Brady Bunch Christmas

Every year I am determined that I am going to have a relaxing, peaceful, love filled Christmas centered around the birth of Jesus.  It will be […]
December 16, 2014

Tired of Living Beneath My Kingdom Privileges!

The more I study the bible and seek God’s will, the more I realize that the Bible is God’s will and testament, full of kingdom promises […]
December 9, 2014

Testing, Testing 1…2…3…

Most people don’t love tests. Whether that word conjures up anxious memories of middle school pop quizzes or stressful final exams in college, most of us […]
November 25, 2014

To the Rescue!

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with a group of Christian student leaders at Central College in Pella, Iowa. I was telling them about a […]