Mama’s Ingredient

“3/4 cup of Judges 5:25.” The first time I read this was in 1969. Printed on a torn slip of notebook paper, my Sunday School teacher gave me this assignment as I joined my mom at the door. All the way home in our ’66 Impala, I chattered about the cooking party the following Saturday. Each student in our rural …

Don’t Let One Mistake Lead to Another

    “Mistakes are the most destructive force in our lives.”   The caption caught my attention as I thumbed through a SkyMall magazine on a recent flight. I do hate mistakes, don’t you?   I’m not really a perfectionist, but I don’t like to waste time. We never seem to have enough of this valuable resource.    Wouldn’t it be …

The Fork in the Road

I stand again at the fork in the road. One leads within and one without.   The outer pathway leads to the familiar – I’ve trod this pathway many times before.    It’s easy to navigate, with plenty of pit stops. All signs say it was built with me in mind. I love it’s promise of liberty.   I can do …

All or Nothing

I ducked my head and stepped into the cramped, dank room. Pausing to let my eyes adjust to the inky darkness, a hundred beady eyes glared my way.    Distrust and fear seemed to be a prerequisite for entry and I felt a still, small voice checking my motive.  I took a deep breath and stepped onto the dingy floor.   I …

For the Exhausted Mother

  “I am so tired. My baby hasn’t sleep through the night now for weeks.”   “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)   “Even when I get up in the morning, I can’t focus. My brain is in a fog no matter how much coffee I drink.”   “But …

Flashlight Tag and Comparison

  Carrie Vipperman joins us at Hungry For More again today. I love her depth of spirit and perception, especially as she seeks the Lord. Thanks Carrie for reminding us of what is really important.   ———————- “But, Mo-o-o-m, his headlamp BLI-I-NKS!!”   Just like that, all the joy that my little girl had felt from our time playing as a family …