When Only God Will Listen

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I was so young then. That was my excuse anyway. I was working as a "women’s" editor at a newspaper when a worried mother came into the newsroom. She wanted to talk to someone about her college daughter, who she said had been raped — by the daughter’s boyfriend. Yet I froze. This was long before #MeToo, years before talk about campus rape or ...

God Loves to Work through You

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If you feel unprepared for what God is asking of you, I can relate. I’ve been struggling with the same feelings. What God whispered to my heart might help you take the next step forward in your adventure with Jesus, too. Recently, God showed me a new calling through reading His Word and years of waiting. I was thrilled He would choose to use me, ...

Whose Words Can We
Really Believe These Days?

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I never met my father's father whose death preceded my birth, but family legend recounts him as saying, "Don't believe anything you hear or read and only half of what you see." In a culture where news and headlines are sometimes branded as fake, it's hard to know what to believe, isn't it? While I have no idea if Granddaddy Jake was being cynical ...

He Calls You Beloved

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For some of us, this day brings a slow ache. The fragile edges of that lace doily your kid gave you can feel like shards of glass scraping across your tired heart. Every grocery store stocked with roses near the checkout, every card boutique with aisles upon aisles of cards and heart-shaped boxes of candy, every commercial for romantic dinner ...