Category: Spiritual Principles

Summer Snippet 5: It’s my birthday.

Today I turn 58, and quite honestly, I have been struggling with that. As an older mom among my son’s peers I feel chronically dated, and my body is aging in visible ways that I don’t enjoy. I have been battling my discouraged emotions with the truth that God decided my birth date, so my…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 4: Our Real Passport

My passport says I am a citizen of the United States of America, but… My real citizenship is in heaven. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 2: We can’t get a day back.

Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. (portion of 2 Samuel 14:14) I read this visual phrase¬† a few weeks ago. It’s tucked so neatly into 2 Samuel 14:14 but jumped off the page. I can’t get it out of my mind. I keep imagining pouring…[View Article]

I am a soldier.

This week I attended our city’s annual Memorial Day tribute. I always enjoy gathering with community members to say the pledge of allegiance, hear the Star Spangled Banner, listen to Amazing Grace on the bagpipes, hear Taps, and watch the release of doves, a symbol of peace. The event speaker this year was a newly…[View Article]

Thank you to all the people who are not famous.

This is a thank you to all the bright lights for Jesus in the world who are not famous. Your Instagram followers consist of family and friends only. No one recognizes you on the street. You go to bed each night exhausted, and wake up the next day to a routine, one you have been…[View Article]