Category Archives : Sunday Truth


Living In The Moment 4

I really should be working on grad party details. I have much to do in the next two weeks as we prepare for our son’s high school graduation celebration. But I just needed to stop in and share a few words of hope today. “Needed” is the key word here. Sometimes the words well up […]


Walking Through The Transitions Of Life 18

A week of transitions has found me here. With my coffee. A quiet home. Looking for the blessings in this chilly, cloudy, breezy Iowa day. How about you? Where do you find yourself today? Has your week been full of transitions too? transition:  movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., […]


We’re Called To Help These Dear Ones 6

I miss my homeless friends. That’s not something you read every day, is it? For five years, my days were filled with incredible and special moments with those on the streets. With the poor, the needy, the hurting. Those who were addicted, who were “outcasts” to most, and who were widows and orphans. Most just […]


Let Your Heart Be Joyful 4

Our home bears the evidence of multiple, wonderful Christmas celebrations. New gifts for our home have been put in place. A stack of flattened gift boxes need to find their place in a storage container. Our fridge is full of leftovers, and chocolates appear to be everywhere–each one calling my name. The stockings hanging from […]


Give Thanks… Even When Bad Happens?? 13

May 2014 was an unbelievably challenging month for our family. I relive in my memory the events that transpired in those thirty days, and I wonder how I made it through with a sane mind. (That may be questionable by some.) But in all seriousness, I don’t know how I didn’t just lose it. As […]


When You’re Tired Of Not Belonging 16

It was another indication of “you don’t belong here.” It was an all too familiar message. I was tired of not belonging. I was tired of not measuring up. I was tired of being left out. My heart was hurt, and heavy, and hopeless. Ever been there? Not being chosen to be a part of […]


God Sees You And He Cares 8

Is there something hard you are facing today? Or in the life of someone close to you? The truth is… Someone sees, hears, and cares about you, and about what you’re going through. She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I […]