When the hits keep coming


Harvey. Wildfires. Irma. When will it end?

I watched with disbelief the catastrophic flooding in Houston, my former home for 23 years. Just seven years ago Nashville was hit with historic flooding in downtown and the surrounding areas.

Lately, it seems the hits are coming faster and harder. Continue reading “When the hits keep coming”

When darkness shrouds the light…a few thoughts on the solar eclipse


My husband and I witnessed the total eclipse of the sun last Monday, August 21—a day foretold by scientists with precision. I’m not really into science and wasn’t sure what all the buzz was about, Continue reading “When darkness shrouds the light…a few thoughts on the solar eclipse”

Letting go even when you don’t want to


We sent our youngest daughter off to her senior year of college last week. After eight years of watching the kids leave it’s become easier. We hugged, said our good-byes early, and she took off later that afternoon when I wasn’t even around.

In the beginning this stinging letting go process accosted me unaware. Continue reading “Letting go even when you don’t want to”

Jesus Follower Q&A: Hannah Kerr


Periodically, I want to present ordinary people who are following Jesus but choosing a path different from mine or yours. This past week I sat down with Hannah Kerr, Christian music artist. As a songwriter and performer, she co-wrote seven of the eleven songs on her most recent album, Overflow. She participated in one of the premiere tours of 2016-17, “The Very Next Thing Tour” with Casting Crowns and Matt Maher. Continue reading “Jesus Follower Q&A: Hannah Kerr”

The Way Through No Man’s Land


My daughter and I went to see the movie Wonder Woman this week. It’s been out since June, so we thought we’d better see it on the big screen before it left the theaters. We loved it and were drawn in for all 2 hours and 20 minutes.

My favorite scene was Diana and Steve wading through a trench in the front line of the “war to end all wars.” Continue reading “The Way Through No Man’s Land”

Lessons from the Garden

Processed with Rookie Cam(Photo credit: Derek Cressman)

My friend and I started a garden this past spring. Our church offered a 20 x 20’ plot of land to its members. Since it’s a missional garden, the church asked the gardeners to give away some of the abundance.

When I asked my friend to share a plot, Continue reading “Lessons from the Garden”

The Marriage Dance


I volunteered to lead our life group at church a couple weeks ago. After I said yes, I was told the passage: Ephesians 5:22-33—the verses defining the husband and wife’s roles in marriage. Gulp!

I spent the next two weeks preparing because honestly the couples in my life group are more versed in the Bible than I, and my marriage is not perfect by any means.

The controversial verses for women stood out in bold in my mind: Continue reading “The Marriage Dance”