Webster defines a holding pattern as “a course flown by an aircraft while waiting for permission to land; a state of waiting or suspended activity or progress.” The weather was […]


My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? {James 2:1 NLT} I don’t […]

Luke 8:15,

I was talking with a customer service agent from an online company I have enjoyed doing business with for years. I was in a hurry to check things off my […]


In just a few days, we will begin a new year. We’ll make toasts, smooch a sweetie, watch a giant sphere of sparkles descend in Times Square, and maybe even sing […]

The Lord is my light and my salvation -

My husband travels for his job. A lot. When we first got married, we lived in the country on five wooded acres. For this growing-up-in-the-city girl, it was a big […]

Be gentle with yourself. Alia Joy  -

I grieve every Christmas. I miss my father the most this time of year. He passed away right before Thanksgiving four years ago. The grief always seemed so out of […]

Expect Jesus - Sarah Markley -

Two years ago we spent Christmas with my sister-in-law and family in England. Then we spent the New Year holiday in Northern Ireland with some friends. We explored the countryside, […]


I sat across from a woman with dark eyes that told her dark story. As her hands wrapped around her cup of coffee, her eyes became pools of pain and I had […]