My heart aches as I read about the Memphis pastor, Andy Savage, who is in the news right now. The first headline that caught my attention, as it was obviously meant to, said he had sexually assaulted a young girl in his youth group. Let’s be honest, many of us […]

As Far as the East is From the West

I’m on the plane flying back from visiting my incredibly large, extended family who almost all still live in Waukesha/ Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I grew up. It’s been a great week, even if the circumstances were not what we expected when we planned this vacation. My 87-year-old father had a […]

Co-laboring Begins With Faith

Seven years ago this September, we started attending a new church plant. It was at least a thirty minute drive from our house into the most liberal city in Texas, so unlike the quiet countryside I lived in. It was a plant from a huge mega-church in another state and […]

My Church doesn’t feel like family anymore

I didn’t know him, but from everything I’ve read, John was a serious follower of Christ. As I hear it, his knowledge that Jesus was the promised Messiah was from birth, maybe even before. Hard to believe, especially since he was born into a Jewish family. So few Jews around […]

Coming to Terms With Doubt

A house, by most, is considered an asset. For years, after losing our house in Temecula, California in 1997, purchasing another was a big part of every prayer request I sent up to the Father on my family’s behalf. I was overcome with the idea that our family needed to […]

Of Debt and Decay

I love stories. I love to read them. I love to live them. But mostly, I love to tell them. I have a terrible memory really. Sometimes that can be a good thing. It allows me to creatively fill in the missing information in my stories to make them even more interesting. […]

My Grandpa

I admit it, it took a lot longer than a minute to launch But here’s the good news – we are launched and ready to serve the Lord! I would love for you to check us out  on the website, facebook page, and other social media channels that you use. […]

Maybe a minute was hopeful thinking

I know I just started this blog. It’s probably too early to take a break. But so much has happened in the last few months; I can’t even begin to explain all that God is doing in me. I’ve been blogging on and off for a decade. There have been seasons […]

Just Give Me a Minute

Thirsty and I didn’t even know it. It began with a realization in church one day and a quiet, barely even whispered prayer. As I was looking around it dawned on me that so many of my fellow church-goers were deep in communion with God, they were emotional during worship, […]

I Was Thirsty