A bag of leftover Halloween candy sat in our pantry tempting me to slip in my hand and take one piece as I passed the doorway.

I knew the candy wasn’t good for me.

I can fool myself, though. “One small piece does no harm at all,” I convinced myself. After all, they are only bite-size. Pop it … (read more…)

I have been humbled by the thankfulness of my friends.

I’ve shared in their Thanksgiving Day celebrations, sat as their tables and heard them express their appreciation. Even if someone has had a tough year, they have managed to find something to be thankful for.

By listening to them and sharing … (read more…)

Sometimes, I’d rather stay furious than take seriously the words in the Bible: don’t go to bed angry. I find some satisfaction in being annoyed. If I back down too … (read more…)

Why is it God often seem distant in the middle of trouble? Often, when we’re struggling, he seems silent.

I remember crying out to God when my six-week-old twins were diagnosed with meningitis, when I discovered a lump, when my son faced his second emergency surgery in two weeks, wondering if God … (read more…)

We’re on our way to church. Three teenagers squashed together in the back of the car. My husband was driving and me applying last minute make-up in the passenger seat because, as usual, I’m running late.

Our ten-minute journey should be uneventful. Yet, someone makes a comment, an … (read more…)

To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus.   -Jean Vanier, philosopher and theologian.

As my husband and I walked to church the other Sunday, we passed a … (read more…)

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. -Aristotle

There’s no doubt that the habits of parents rub off on their children. 

When our children … (read more…)

Love is not only made of words and feelings, it is practical.

The art of loving and being able to make an impact comes from understanding … (read more…)

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23-24

Have you been on the receiving end of someone else’s road rage? I experienced something … (read more…)

Mother Theresa is quoted as saying, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”

Like Mother Theresa, we want to make a difference.


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