Four Powerful Words

The experts in analyzing human behavior tell us that people have two basic needs: To feel safe/secure and to feel in control. The physiological sensations I experience when I recollect times when I’ve experienced danger or felt out-of-control make me think there is...
Beauty in the Fog

Beauty in the Fog

Do you ever feel as though thinking about your future is like looking through a dense fog? You can’t see very far ahead. Maybe one step ahead, if that. I’ve been feeling like that lately—not sure what’s next, how things are going to work out, or if...

He Provides (Even When We Least Expect It)

This fall, I faced the toughest situation of my life. I felt like I was falling apart at the seams. It seemed like every area of my life was crumbling, from my faith to my finances. I did something dangerous, something I’m pretty ashamed to admit: I stopped praying. I...

Where Do I Live, Now?

It started out as a joke. The night of our 25th anniversary, John and I had enjoyed a low-key, burger-joint dinner, then looked at a rental house afterwards. We both fell in love with it, and I teased, “Are you going to move us while I’m gone for the conference?...

The Path to Trusting Him

“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.”  Psalm 143:8 (NLT) Let’s be honest with ourselves: It can be very difficult to maintain a level of trust in someone else. Sometimes, it is...