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Testing Gravity

Have you ever watched a small child experimenting with gravity? My nine-month-old granddaughter has recently begun using a sippy cup. She’s very proud of herself! Likes to hold her yellow cup by one pink handle, throws her head way back to drain the very last drop. But before she gets to that last drop, she…

The Fog

At the beginning of a New Year many of us do two things: take time to review last year (and clean-out the files!), and identify this year’s goal. Having determined the goal, I began cleaning and organizing my office. I found a card advertising a conference. The card was four years old! The conference, an…

Fixing Things

As women, when we see a need or a problem, often our first response is to “fix it;” fill the need, solve the problem. Years ago the Lord showed me a pressing need, heavy on His heart. It was a need I was aware of, but hadn’t really considered. I assumed I needed to do…

The Monster in the Basement

At some time, most of us have delt with a “monster.” Sometimes the monster first shows up in a dream, sometimes it’s an event or situation we can’t stop agnsting over. As I crossed the threshold, my four-year-old grandson immediately began telling me about the dream he had the night before, about “the monster in…

Comparison

We often fall into comparison, wanting to be “like” another person or have something(s) “like” someone else’s. It occurred to me that this curse has its roots in the Garden. When the serpent approached Eve tempting her to eat from the forbidden tree he said: “‘For God knows that in the day you eat from…

Wiring

We sat watching a new favorite television show. It’s an ongoing story of elite soldiers, their work and its impact on them and their families. I use to shy away from such dramas, but Your word tells me that You have had “valiant warriors” and “mighty men” for thousands of years. It’s hard for me…

Resolutions

At the start of a new year, we tend to make resolutions, things we’re determined to start (or stop) doing now because, after all, we should already be (or not be) doing them. Some of us don’t like to make resolutions; it seems there’re made to be broken or “re-resolved” weekly (if not daily). I’m…

Energy

Five-and-a-half-year-old Katie jumped and danced in her purple unicorn shirt with matching leggings. So much energy! I remember a day when she literally jumped up and down in place: “Why are you jumping, Katie?” “Because I like to jump” came her nearly breathless reply. I find myself wondering why so much energy is granted to…

Settling the Heart

Some of us are natural-born worriers. My mother was one; she passed the gene on to me. For those afflicted, any and everything can become a source of anxiety. There are the “normal” things to angst over: “Are my kids going to ‘make it’ in life?” “What if something horrible happens to my husband?” “Will…

The Poles

When I was a little girl we lived in a house that had a second story addition. The addition was supported by two thin green poles. One night I heard my father say he had gone to “the pole.” I was perplexed: why would he go to the pole? It was dark outside; what did…