His Will Be Done

The past few weeks I’ve wanted vengeance. I confessed my weaknesses and need for help. Friends prayed. One rebuked me (in love). My attitude changed. Not by my will, but, I’m sure, because of friends who love me. Now I want to be a minister of reconciliation. This is what I wanted at the beginning…

Imperfect

My parents weren’t perfect. Far from it. They made many mistakes. They did the best they could with the tools they had. I chose to forgive their failings, and my life is better because I chose forgiveness and grace rather than resentment and bitterness. I pray my children will do the same for me and…

Safe

Many years ago, as an ice breaker at church one morning, the Bible study leader asked, “When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?”  The other women in the class answered things like scientist, teacher, mommy, princess, nurse. Typical little girl answers. We all smiled and laughed. …

You’ve Got a Friend

Seventeen years ago, Ron and I took our family to a new church, Vineyard Fellowship. We had recently moved to a new town and were looking for a new church home. We had not had a great week. In fact, we had been fighting for a few days. One of those marriage fights where you…