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Renewed Each Morning

I could never find enough time with Him during the day. I’d hear other people mention their “quiet time” or “prayer closet”, and feel a pang of guilt—and envy. ‘I should be doing that’, I thought. But the stillness never seemed to arrive once I started my daily routines. Even the weekends filled with errands…

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Finding My One Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John1:1 NIV In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And…

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The Questions in Their Hearts

When I first started working in a classroom, friends and family asked how I would maintain discipline with a room full of teenagers. Short and soft-spoken, I worried about that, myself. Turns out, keeping good discipline isn’t the hardest part of working with teens – not even close. It’s the uncertainty. Some students have endured…

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The Widow’s Might

“You really should change the name of this place,” I told the young care provider when she entered the exam room. “To me, ‘Department of Digestive Diseases’ sounds like death.” The pretty young woman laughed, then explained the name was changed since so many people couldn’t figure out what “gastroenterology” was. She turned to my…

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