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Aroma of God

A few weeks ago I started thinking about the Aroma of God. Often it is hard for me to think of a smell being anything more than an odor, but this time it gave me comfort.  After only being back in Bangkok for a week without Jana, I suddenly realized the uniqueness of Jana’s aroma on her pillow.  Before going to sleep the first night back without Jana, I rolled over on her side of the bed, and grabbed her pillow.  The scent of Jana’s pillow filled my nostrils and gave me comfort;...

Chuck

I think about it often. You know, dying.

Is that weird? I don’t think so. I’m certainly not paranoid. I’m not scared of everything or...

Letters from a Pastor’s Wife: My Husband is Human

My husband is a pastor. He’s also a human being. I know that’s obvious, but I want to remind you why it’s relevant.

He has...

Words Mean Something

I may be a writer but golly I’m dreadful at interviews. Giggles bubble out, I can’t help but talk about myself because I hate...

3 Reasons We Should Stop Hiding Our Mess

Recently we were having some company over to our home and Courtney and I began a frenzied effort to clean things up and make...

Life Is.

There is a quote often attributed to Mother Teresa. It goes like this:

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty,...

When Criticized

If you’ll trace your anxiety and stress back to its roots, there’s a good chance that it leads to some questions about whether...

Uprooting Bitterness

I recently spoke on Jonah at a women’s retreat.  I’ve taught the material before and have always stopped at the end of Jonah chapter...

No Desert Lasts Forever

I’ve never actually been to a desert, I must confess. I think I drove through a desert once, but I can’t remember to be...

Drive By Witnessing

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were on a walk at a lake here in Colorado Springs. It was one of those...

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