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Because the world has enough critics…

(I gave this talk at my sister’s church on Friday night and I wanted to share some of it with you, too.  At the end, there’ll be a way to download the pdf of the talk, in case you’re interested.) There is a message that burns in my heart.  I call it the Jesus way […] Read more…

How I Finally Found Peace in My Marriage

My adorable almost 26 year old medical student was home for a few days this week and we did a lot of catching up.  He’s been so busy studying and trying to prepare for his board exam this summer that it felt like a special treat to have him to myself for a day or two. […] Read more…

When Easter Feels a World Away

Most years, I can’t wait to set my Easter table and I google and fret and fuss over just the right menu items for brunch and the perfect chosen Spring delight for the Easter baskets.  And then there are the years that I scramble up from the sofa at 11pm on the Saturday night before the […] Read more…

A True Confession

Lenten Devotional Day 23 Texts: Psalm 26:1-7, Gen. 44:1-18, 32-34, Mark 12:28-44, Luke 15:21 “And his son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.’” He came home for lunch like he does everyday; and from the look on his face, it must have been a long morning. It was a […] Read more…

Why I Struggle With Belief

From the Lenten devotional, which is still available.  Click Here to Download Texts: Psalm 38:13-15, Gen. 29:1-30, Mark 9:14-32, Luke 15:18-19 “I will arise and go to my father and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat […] Read more…

Keep Learning, Keep Serving

Some people in my life think I made the dumbest possible decision when I left my family practice career. How do I know that? Well, they told me.   You went through all that schooling? Took all those tests? Gave up your twenties? Lost so much sleep? Went into debt? All to get a degree […] Read more…