A Hole in My Prayer Umbrella

My friend and I talked quietly as we walked toward her bedroom. I knew I was on holy ground because supernatural grace flowed from her as she lived out the sovereignty of God in this very difficult pathway of life...

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Purpose in the Afternoon of Life

About a month ago, I spoke at the Presbyterian Church in America's (PCA) Transformed Women's Cconference. My workshop topic was "Living with Purpose: Purpose in the Afternoon of Life" here is audio from that conference. I hope you enjoy it!

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The Gospel Challenged Woman

"The Gospel Challenged Woman" was the name I chose for a women's class I taught a few years ago. Though I prepared studies from Ephesians 1 for the class, the study was really for me because I often live with unnecessary guilt and a sense of never being quite...

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The Afternoon of Life - Stuck in a Prison

Carl Jung, secular psychiatrist, whose mentor was Sigmund Freud, seems to the be the first one who coined the phrase, "afternoon of life." He said,"Wholly unprepared, we embark upon the second half of life. Or are there perhaps colleges for forty-year-olds...

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Stop Talking!

 I especially enjoy breakfast out with Chuck because, fresh from a night’s sleep, our creative juices seem to flow and our conversation is energizing and refreshing.  But this morning, the voice of the woman in the booth next to us broke our concentration...

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Warrior Women - Help and Hope

There are times in each of our lives when we need someone ahead of us in the journey, someone we can turn to with questions, confusion, hurts, disappointments and even our tears...

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not

My husband is a romantic and I have lots of stories I could tell about how he has demonstrated his love in surprising ways over the years. In ways that are so much better than a Valentine's Day Card that he has to buy because of marketing pressure...

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Honest Grief

My friend's cries pulled me back to those early years after Mark's death. The anguish in her voice, face, eyes, words was almost too much to bear because I knew the reality of the deep sorrow...

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Grief is War

On those days when I could barely get out of bed, God reminded me through Ephesians 2:10 that He had given me everything I need to do the good work of fighting this war. in a way that reflects His presence in me...

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Cruise Director Grammy

"Ahh, here come the cruise guests!" my husband exclaimed as Dan and Laura dropped off their three younger children for the day so that they could enjoy biking around Washington, D.C.with

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