Is There an Antidote for Envy?

(woman scrolling on her phone) Warning! Continuous scrolling on social media may cause soul damage. Have you ever started your day by scrolling through social media while sipping coffee on the couch? Checking out a few curated images on Instagram? Reading personal opinions on Twitter? Looking for recipes on Pinterest? Checking out status updates on … Continue reading Is There an Antidote for Envy?

Have You Seen the Kingdom of God?

The image of a candlelight service on New Year’s Eve of 1987 is forever emblazoned in my mind’s eye. This midnight service was the closing ceremony for Intervarsity’s five-day Missions Conference called Urbana. The stadium where we met was full of college students that evening, all joining their voices in praising God. The stadium lights … Continue reading Have You Seen the Kingdom of God?

Are you feeling lost, disoriented, or out of time in this season of Advent?

Decades before GPS was available at my fingertips, my children and I roamed the earth in a Honda minivan, getting lost on many occasions. The only thing worse than getting lost with your own young children is getting lost with your friends’ children at the Houston Zoo. Had I been to the Zoo before? Sure, … Continue reading Are you feeling lost, disoriented, or out of time in this season of Advent?

How Do I Hold Fast to the Blessed Hope?

A photo of an Advent Wreath on the Second Sunday of Advent. In the days and weeks leading up to Christmas Day, I find my schedule filling to overflowing. Amazing events celebrating the season sprinkle across my calendar. Each neat square gets covered like an overly decorated Christmas cookie. And as a mother, grandmother, wife, … Continue reading How Do I Hold Fast to the Blessed Hope?