Finding the Perfect Gift in 24 Hours or Less

Finding the Perfect Gift in 24 Hours or Less

Dec. 24, 2016 by

The Perfect Gift Christmas is one day away, and I’m still trying to come up with a super meaningful gift for my sweet loved ones. Every year I make something for my kids, but this year’s been kind of busy

Tolerance Hurts the Tolerated Heart

Tolerance Hurts the Tolerated Heart

Oct. 20, 2016 by

I tolerate you. That’s basically what my friend heard. She was late to work, and her employer was short on patience. Before saying he couldn’t tolerate tardiness, he listed all the things about her he had already been tolerating. It

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Jun. 23, 2016 by

– Life, Faith, Love, and the best is yet to come! I’ve been thinking about life lately. Well, maybe that’s not accurate. It’s actually death I’ve been taking sideways glances at.  Death. It’s right there, and yet we hardly talk

A Warrior faces her fear … and scary neighbors

A Warrior faces her fear … and scary neighbors

Feb. 4, 2016 by

Fear is about to meet its match. My neighbors scare me. I’m pretty sure one guy is a spy, and his wife hates me. But then again, that may be my imagination. Or an excuse– one of several I use

How to Recover from a Mistake

How to Recover from a Mistake

Jul. 20, 2015 by

Perhaps the most concerning mistake of all is the one resulting from doing absolutely nothing.   Mistakes stink. They totally destroy that picture we have of ourselves getting stuff right on the first try. But that’s not reality. We make

The Advent of Hope– A Life Transformed

The Advent of Hope– A Life Transformed

Dec. 5, 2014 by

  It’s not wishful thinking. It’s not a vague dream. Hope. It’s the fuel for a life lived believing in the love of God.   Looking back through some of my posts, I realized that I’ve spent a great deal

Loving the Tailgater

Loving the Tailgater

Apr. 14, 2014 by

  Getting to church yesterday proved to be a learning experience for me. As I zipped (the legal kind) down the highway, I pondered the day ahead. Would being late to worship mean I missed that blasted greeting time? Should

7 Things Love Won’t Ask You to Do

7 Things Love Won’t Ask You to Do

Mar. 9, 2014 by

  Love is patient and kind and keeps no record of wrongs, and sometimes in our broken and messed up world what we think is love is actually not. Lust, greed, insecurity, and power can masquerade as love and cause

Jahn

Jahn

Feb. 13, 2014 by

Welcome to another edition of Through the Balustrade character sketches. This one is about a better known character from the book, Jahn. There’s never a doubt in Balustrade that Jahn loves Liza, but what you don’t know is how it

A Love Song

A Love Song

Feb. 11, 2014 by

Being loved is a pretty big deal.   I tried to stress that yesterday in that whole One Love is NOT Enough spiel.   I’m pretty sure most people want to be loved. I’m also pretty sure that most people

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