abiding in Christ
A few summers back I was knee-deep in wedding preparations for my daughter’s wedding. Most mothers of the bride are knee-deep. So let me be honest: I was DIY-floral-creation- on-a-budget neck deep! Having had an entire year to obsess over (I mean plan for) the arrangements, I dreamt up then cast aside enough ideas to… Continue reading
Who’s Coming To Dinner?
MATTHEW 26; LUKE 22; MARK 14; JOHN 13-15 It’s Thursday. Jesus and His Twelve returned to Jerusalem, for the time of Passover was soon. Streets were still crowded. But a place was reserved just for them. A borrowed room. At evening they gathered. Can you see them there? Around the table, a bit crowded, each leaning… Continue reading
I Stopped Putting God First
Yes. You read that correctly. I might lose friends over this. But… I stopped putting God first in my life. For years, “Keep God First” was a well-intentioned mantra for many of my friends and me. We said it often. We wrote it a lot. And we meant it. We did. And J. O. Y.… Continue reading