Learning to be thankful …

“Then he said, ‘Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Master,’ and rightly so. That is what I am. So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other’s feet. I’ve laid down a pattern for you. What I’ve done, youContinue reading “Learning to be thankful …”

Learning to look for the blessings …

“The LORD bless you and keep you, the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)   I used to be described as a happy person. I looked at the proverbial glass as half full most allContinue reading “Learning to look for the blessings …”


I have an exciting announcement this morning: Peace During the Pain, four years in the making, is now available in paperback and eBook on Amazon! The eBook copy is only $2.99 for a limited time … And the Paperback is a great price at $11.97   Either version makes a perfect gift for those whoContinue reading “BOOK RELEASE: PEACE DURING THE PAIN”

Rejoicing in Closed Doors – Part IV

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20-21 (The Message)   Why would God open a door from three years agoContinue reading “Rejoicing in Closed Doors – Part IV”

Rejoicing in Closed Doors – Part III

“Quiet down before God, be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top.” Psalm 37:7 (The Message)   I chose not to complain when God closed the door to an experience I had been counting on since April 2017. I had waited patiently for 18Continue reading “Rejoicing in Closed Doors – Part III”

Rejoicing in Closed Doors – Part II

“Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. ‘Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to findingContinue reading “Rejoicing in Closed Doors – Part II”