Relating to Grieving People

Relating to Grieving People

Your co-worker Sally has lost a loved one. You know you should say something but you are at a loss for words. Fearful you will say the wrong thing you say nothing at all — not realizing saying nothing at all will deeply wound her.  You’ve always heard that your...
God Is The Keeper Of Memories

God Is The Keeper Of Memories

Several years ago I served as director of a ministry to women in a small local church. When I said yes to the opportunity I had no idea what I was getting into. I was taking on this responsibility with zero experience in a formal role. So I did the only thing I knew...
Private stories Shared In Public Places

Private stories Shared In Public Places

It was cold and rainy. I had several errands to get done in a short amount of time. I was in a hurry. My first stop involved a return of a purchase I had made. The customer service line was long. When my turn arrived, I asked the sales associate, “Aren’t you cold...
Loving People Isn’t Always On My Agenda

Loving People Isn’t Always On My Agenda

I was due to catch an early flight to Nashville. I was tired and grumpy. I didn’t feel great and couldn’t wait to get on the plane and sleep for a couple of hours. Thankfully I wasn’t seated next to a “Chatty Cathy.” When I arrived in Nashville, I had an hour wait...
It’s Only a Tree

It’s Only a Tree

I live in a neighborhood with big houses and beautifully manicured lawns. It’s quiet here except for occasional airplanes that can be heard overhead. People in my neighborhood are friendly and I often wave to them as I pass by on my way to school, or the baseball...

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