a heart set on a different fortune

a heart set on a different fortune

    If you follow Jesus only because he makes life easy now, it will look to the world as though you really love what they love, and Jesus just happens to provide it for you. But if you suffer with Jesus in the pathway of love because he is your supreme treasure, then...
when you’re overcome by noise

when you’re overcome by noise

The sign read “huzzah & welcome.” We walked through the gate and found ourselves in a whole new time and place—the village of Hollygrove in the 16th century. A small group of medieval singers greeted us. Knights and pirates and squires and maidens and men in kilts...
dog days

dog days

  I’m sitting in a wrought iron chair on the back patio, cupping a mug of coffee while  tendrils of steam dissipate in the crisp fall air. I spend more time out here lately. We have two new puppies, Havanese litter-mates–Susanna and Wesley. The female’s half the...
when jealousy visits

when jealousy visits

Jealousy is one of the occupational hazards of being a writer, and the most degrading. And I, who have been the Leona Helmsley of jealousy, have come to believe that the only things that help ease or transform it are (a) getting older, (b) talking about it until the...