May I Have This Dance

It was just after sunrise when I opened the side garage door to go about my routine wildlife feeding. I love how the early-morning sun...

Thy Kingdom Come

Sometimes while praying the Lord’s Prayer, especially the part that says Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done (Matthew 6:10), my mind slips...

Spring Has Sprung

Spring’s temperamental and often cantankerous weather never frightened me in my childhood years. Probably because our house was the...

Poof! it's Gone

Poof! It’s Gone What if history could be erased? Not the good stuff, mind you. Those things need to stay. Just the bad, the ugly, the...

I Am Debra

Let’s see . . . something original . . . something original. It all started with a phone conversation. The subject was plagiarism. My...

Why, God? Why?

The year was 1987. My husband Bill and I were sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with our family when the call came. Sixteen of our...

Diving Deeper Still

Diving Deeper Today found me on the warpath. On a scale of one- to-ten, the internet was winning itself a big fat zero in my book. I was...

Blessing Our Authorities

First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men, For...

Missing the Forest For the Trees

We whitewashed our picket fence last summer—all twenty-six-thousand miles of it. Did I say twenty-six thousand? I meant...

Prayer Pipeline

Once again, my husband and I have witnessed the remarkable power of prayer. Corporate prayer. Family, friends, acquaintances, friends of...

Kept

At times in our Christian walk—while we’re contending for the faith, while laboring to enter God’s rest, running the race with patience,...

Too Good to Pass Up

I was all geared up to write something this week, until a friend sent me a powerful blog written by Jen Wilkin. It is entitled Wormwood...

Processing . . .

Processing, processing . . . I think that’s what the body of Christ is busy doing in the midst of all the chaos of these past few weeks....

The Next Chapter

Another page has turned in American history. A new chapter has begun. Biblical prophecy is unfolding before our eyes (whether we realize...

Happy New Year!

Well, we made it! The year 2020 is behind us. Finally! I can’t remember when I’ve been so relieved to see a three-hundred-sixty-five-day...

Mary's Song

Covid may interfere with usual Christmas festivities this year, but one tradition in our home remains intact—that is, watching our...

Believe . . . In Me!

My husband and I received our first (and only) BELIEVE plaque years ago as a Christmas present. Not only was it beautifully crafted and...

Covid Blues

When God said He causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him, to those who are called according to His purpose...

I Got It Handled

“I got it handled,” was a common saying at my husband’s work before he retired. So common, that anyone venturing into the office on any...

Tis The Season

The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakens me...