I went on a date with a movie star. I was in ninth grade and had known Michael for a couple of years. He was in an after-school movie and if my memory serves me, he was the main character. We were friends and had actually been cast together in […]
Refuge. Sanctuary. Haven. What do those words convey to you? In just reading them, do you sense a longing for that type of peace? Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach […]
There are some authors I “trust”. Meaning, I know that the books they write will always meet a certain standard. I know that if the story is a murder mystery, it won’t be graphic and too dark. And that their romances will always be “clean”. That when they discuss spiritual […]
“Why should I lock my computer? This is a Christian ministry,” Rick asked me when I questioned him leaving it unlocked in a high-traffic common area. I sometimes wonder at the false sense of security that working for a large Christian organization brings to those who are there. We work […]
My aunt had created a lovely vase and hand-painted a beautiful tree on it. She then shipped it to my grandmother. Sadly, it ended up getting badly broken in the mail. My grandmother painstakingly collected what she thought were all the shards and pieced it back together again to the […]
“I could care less.” So you do care? “Do you mind helping me?” I never quite know how to answer this one. Is the correct answer “no” meaning I don’t mind, or “yes” I will help you? I actually tend to answer this one with “I’ll help” so I’m not […]
I checked my watch again. Fifteen minutes had passed. Still no sign of her. Sigh.
The lady I “carpooled” with (she didn’t have a car so I did all the driving) was sooo chronically late. Not five minutes late. Twenty to twenty-five minutes. Every day.
Derek was a new creation. He had been saved out of a life of sin. He was white as snow.
Our Christmas tree was the kind that had to be assembled. It was always a family effort.
If I tell you a secret, do you promise not to laugh?