I once heard George Barna say, Never let a good crisis go to waste. As it turns out, he may have been quoting Winston Churchill who said the same thing. Whoever said […]

If we've survived, no matter how worse

Just three words, said in passing. Little did she know how I needed to hear those words right then, how I needed to hear them from a person like her, […]


My daughter nearly drowned in a swimming pool when she was two-years-old; and I nearly drowned in my guilt after the incident. It happened on my watch. She, very cautious […]


In the fall of 2011, we discovered our daughter Faith had a broken neck. Before and after her precarious but successful corrective surgery, Faith endured strict limitations on her mobility. […]

When Hope Springs In Your Heart

“… Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5b) Have you ever been so beaten down that you lost hope for things to get […]

Pottery Repaired With Gold: More Beautiful Because It Was Broken

Last week, I was trying to quickly put away dishes, mumbling under my breath about roommates who never clean up after themselves, when a ceramic bowl slipped out of my […]


I do appreciate the coziness of winter, but after months of being cooped up in the house, it is about time to be able to enjoy the outdoors again. I […]


When a bank broke my heart two years ago, I cried. Not right away. First I jutted my jaw, forced a smile and walked confidently to my car. But as […]