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If I perish, I perish…

I was 10 years old when I “preached” my first sermon. My sister and I had set up our Barbie village and being the good little pastor’s kids that we were, our village had a church.  Somewhere along the way, we had acquired a Barbie-sized book that had Bible verses in it.  After arranging our Barbies in “pews”, I opened […]

Hurting people…

…hurt people. We all know this, right?  So why does it still surprise us when a hurting person lashes out at others? I read something last night that brought me to my knees.  It was a statement dripping with hurt and it broke my heart.  But as I read responses, I was surprised.  By the judgment of others.  But also […]

Irritated, Intimidated or Inspired?

We all know her.  She’s the one who has it all together.  The perfect house.  The thriving children.  The happy life. She takes care of all of the details of the household.  She never forgets clothes in the washing machine.  She always has home cooked meals for her family. She is an entrepreneur- she knows how to turn a profit. […]

In View of God’s Mercy

On our recent trip to Florida, we were in our van for a total of 46ish hours.  The kids watched a ton of movies and Dave and I listened to a lot of sermons- all from Romans 12:1,2. “Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and […]

My Name is Not Peninnah

“Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.” (1 Samuel 1:2b) For ten years, I have celebrated Mother’s day with my quiver full.  Lindsay came a week and a half before her due date, so her first Sunday in church was Mother’s day~ May 11, 2003. It was a special day for me.  But in the midst of the joy, I […]