Asking for forgiveness

Years ago, I was in a complicated and unpleasant work situation with one of my coworkers. Things didn’t improve, and I was relieved when he eventually moved on. Some time …  »

Spiritual growth

Have you ever been happily reading an enjoyable book when suddenly a sentence hits you right between the eyes? In The Furious Longing of God,[[Brennan Manning, The Furiou …  »

A meditative pause

December is by far my busiest month of the year. The days are filled with organizing events, recycling toys to give to needy kids, buying gifts, decorating the house, and …  »

The gratitude journal

I can´t remember how to spell that word! How do I express this idea correctly? I can’t seem to get my thoughts onto the paper! I was seeing how rusty my writing was. I ha …  »

My dishwashing partner

Some of my most significant moments with God have been with my hands in dishwater. For many years, I’ve been in the habit of starting my morning with devotional reading a …  »

I’m sorry

For years I monitored children during recess and playground activities. Between all the running, jumping, rowdiness, and good-natured play, someone would often end up get …  »

Love in the workplace

No, I’m not talking about coffee break romances, but rather about whether it’s possible to run a successful business with love. An article in the Harvard Business Review …  »

Island memories

About 30 years ago, my husband Gabriel and I had just welcomed our daughter into the world. At the time we lived on a mountaintop overlooking a lush valley on a beautiful …  »

Walking with God

In the very first chapters of Genesis, we read of an enigmatic character, Enoch. Though we know little about him now, it seems that Enoch was well-known in Jesus’ time, a …  »