Vocational Equilibrium – A Tribute for Women’s History Month

“I should have worn sturdier shoes.” “What was I thinking?” Well, for one thing, I was thinking that an invitation to go for “a walk” issued by a seventy-five-year-old woman with a snowy crown of fly-away hair would be a rather sedate affair.  I was thinking that we would chat, and that Helen would tell… Continue reading Vocational Equilibrium – A Tribute for Women’s History Month

Created to Make a Difference

"God spends the day elsewhere, but He sleeps in Rwanda." This may be a popular saying in that East African country, but my view of Rwanda has been shaped by 1990's era news reports of violence, genocide, and war.  Jonathan David Golden has spent a few nights in Rwanda himself, and the result of that… Continue reading Created to Make a Difference

To the End of the Earth

Out loud and together. That's how my patient husband and I are reading through the Bible this year, and, believe it or not, we're just about on schedule!  Right now we are taking in the book of Acts in great gulps, two or three chapters at a time interspersed with the corresponding epistles.  That breathless pace… Continue reading To the End of the Earth

Purposeful, Missional Work

Almost twenty-two years ago, I packed up my favorite coffee mug, my personal files, and a few samples of my work, and walked away from my career in human resources.  Four babies in eight years, homeschooling, ministry, and a huge vegetable garden each year have hardly left time for me to look in the rear… Continue reading Purposeful, Missional Work

Just One Thing: Urgency

The book of Nehemiah is a shining example of one man's methods of accomplishing his goals.  Most of us lack the passion (or even the attention span) to mourn and pray and fast over anything for four months, even if it affects us personally.  Nehemiah grieved over a problem that was a thousand miles away… Continue reading Just One Thing: Urgency