Community · marriage

Back to Our Future, aka: We’re Moving!

It was 1988, I had been a Christian for less than 2 years, David was one month out of Bible college, and we were three weeks into our marriage, when we left California and drove across the country to Danville, Illinois, where my husband had taken a job as a Youth Pastor. During the transition,… Continue reading Back to Our Future, aka: We’re Moving!

Community

What Your Waiter Isn’t Telling You

Imagine a large family getting ready to attend church on a Sunday morning. This isn’t your family, and it’s not mine either. This is the most unusual tribe you’ve ever met. There are a dozen sisters and just as many brothers, and they share a tiny home. To fully appreciate the chaos in the home… Continue reading What Your Waiter Isn’t Telling You

Community · spiritual growth

Jacob and the Pokémon Card

Imagine you’re an active six-year-old boy named Jacob. Like any youngster, you have some favorite possessions, and sometimes you’ll bring those items with you to places that don’t necessarily make sense to adults. For instance, one day while you were getting ready to spend the afternoon doing fun things with your Mom you decided to… Continue reading Jacob and the Pokémon Card

Community · spiritual growth

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned at the Community Pool

Growing up in Southern California in the 70’s, the kids in our neighborhood invaded the community pool as often as possible. It cost twenty-five cents for entrance to “The Plunge”, and it was, easily, the best quarter I’ve ever spent. With that quarter came a mesh bag for your towel and flip-flops (although, back then… Continue reading Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned at the Community Pool

spiritual growth

Finding God at Pieology

“He wants us to look for Him,” he spoke gently, but with authority. As my husband and I sat on the love seat in our therapist’s office, we listened while our marriage counselor spoke to us about finding God in the most difficult times.  I have been the one who has been having a hard… Continue reading Finding God at Pieology

affair recovery

Stop Being Happy on Facebook

“I pray God uses you to break new ground and make an eternal difference. However, when He does, you must brace yourself for more criticism and pain than you might imagine.” -Craig Groeschel, Dare to Drop the Pose Facebook is a strange world, and I have met many people who describe themselves as having a… Continue reading Stop Being Happy on Facebook

spiritual growth

Text Messaging and Blow Dryers…Instruments of the Lord.

“Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence.” -The Atlantic It was already decided. On Monday morning, between the hours of 10-11 AM, I would seek employment as a Food Server in the hip downtown area of a neighboring city. Working in that atmosphere would fit… Continue reading Text Messaging and Blow Dryers…Instruments of the Lord.