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Silken Sheets and the Dirt Floor

Silken Sheets and the Dirt Floor

Silken Sheets I actually said it. And, even worse, I said it, to my husband, right after reading and sharing posts from my sister. My sister on mission in India, who had just dedicated a water well to bring thousands of people living in abject poverty the most basic human necessity for life. “Aaarrrrgh! These […]

The Hard Assignment

The Hard Assignment

Divine Subterfuge I had no idea, when Dominic died, just what kind of assignment The Lord was signing me up for. And if I had known, I would’ve just said a big ol’ “NO.” Yep, a la Jonah. Thankfully He didn’t really make it clear what assignment He had for me until I was already […]

The Burden

The Burden

The Burden I am not an equal opportunity pray-er. I used to be. Years ago, when I would hear prayer requests, at church or elsewhere, I would do things like write them all down, and go through them one by one, even if I didn’t know the people, and I would say prayers for them, […]

Even If He Does Not

Even If He Does Not

I love my Lord. And I know He works for good in everything. That doesn’t mean that I’m always happy with Him. Or, for that matter, that I accept gracefully whatever He has put before me. The honest truth is that even with what I’ve learned through Dominic – even with knowing that the Lord […]

The Secret to Not Being Anxious

The Secret to Not Being Anxious

It’s a verse most of us Christians know well. Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” It’s one I read often, […]

When General Prayers Just Aren’t Enough

When General Prayers Just Aren’t Enough

I hated to ask it, but I just had to. I needed to ask the question, to a new friend, who has learned that her unborn child is going to die. Probably even before she gets to meet him. When you’re facing that, questions from people about the specifics aren’t exactly on the “ok” list. […]