What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

“This year, I want to worry less and love more.”  “My new goal is to love others as I love myself.”  “I just want to love God more.”  Worthy goals, all of them. But I wonder, what do these people think love is?  How will they know if they’ve done it?  If they are like...
Measuring “Mic Drop” Moments

Measuring “Mic Drop” Moments

During a recent trip to Hobby Lobby, I happened upon a scene I wish I hadn’t witnessed. “I TOLD YOU TO STOP!” To my left, a young mother took a matter—and her child—in hand, her grip on his arm strong enough to lift him a few inches off the ground.  In the cart, a...
Before We Were “Introverts”

Before We Were “Introverts”

Introvert.   Say what?!? Frowning, brows knit, I began taking the personality test again.  It just didn’t make sense.  I was a minister’s wife, a teacher, a public speaker. How could I possibly be an introvert? I talked easily with strangers, helped people make...
Saints in Their Skivvies, a Cautionary Tale

Saints in Their Skivvies, a Cautionary Tale

Knock. Knock. Knock. Knees locked, pulse in my ears, I waited for the front door to open, my ten-year-old heart fairly bursting with passion and purpose.  I—we—were making a difference, a real difference. Click. The deadbolt.  Only seconds left to wait.  Breathless...
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