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Overlook an insult; Vengeance is not mine

Anyone know any impatient drivers? I do. And, frankly, they look kind of like this guy: Yesterday I read the story of a family in a fast-food drive-through line being verbally assaulted by an impatient driver in the car behind them, shouting at them to “Hurry up, (insert expletive topped off with the ‘N’ word here).”  … Continue reading

Seeing the good in others; God gives us worth

So Wednesday was my birthday, and I was at the beauty shop sitting in the comfy spinny chair describing to my stylist what I was wanting her to do to with my mess, I mean, hair. I was asking for just a few highlights, trying to stay conservative with the budget. She studied my dry, long-overdue … Continue reading

‘No unwholesome talk’ Use your words to build up, not tear down!

  Several years ago, I was sitting at my kitchen table with a friend after an energizing missions conference. I’m a missionary at heart and had heard about an exciting opportunity to go to southeast Asia with a group that works to empower women working to support their families and keep them safe from trafficking. I … Continue reading

Change the world and your marriage with random acts of kindness

So a few months ago, I was sitting in the Chik-Fil-A drive-thru line after a terrible week. My swollen eyes were red and stinging with each silent tear and my chest was feeling the crushing weight of a pile of bricks stacked ten feet high. All I wanted to do was crawl in bed and be done with my week, like ‘wake me … Continue reading

Envisioning a new me: Can my life really change?

I was sitting at the foot of the bed with my dear friend, filling our last priceless moments together as full as possible before she got in her car to drive home to another state after a precious four-day stay in my home. It was so endearing, so sweet that she felt right at home to … Continue reading

You’re richer than you know; we must help the poor

  I can still remember the day that a global consciousness moved from somewhere in the back of my mind to the forefront. I was leading a women’s small group through Nina Roesner’s book, the Respect Dare (www.therespectdare.com). If you’ve heard of the Love Dare, the Respect Dare is a similar concept geared at showing … Continue reading

Backyard mission? What is that?

  Over the last several months I’ve been developing something of a ministry here in my little corner. It didn’t really start out that way. In fact, the idea that a housewife like me could have any kind of ministry sounds a little far-fetched in my mind. After all, ministries are big deal projects done by … Continue reading