This Too Shall Pass

The words above are often thrown around; sometimes as sincere offerings to soothe a troubled soul; other times as a pithy phrase when you can’t think of anything else to say. Whatever the reason, I’ve come to realize that they are very true. I’ve had some rough few weeks recently – projects due, a deadline…

Words, Wisdom & Waiting

Our ability to speak is the predominant feature that separates us from animals. Yet as humans we often apply a savagery to our use of language that places us a lot closer to the same creatures that we are so desperate to distinguish ourselves from. Ouch? Words are powerful. They can encourage or discourage; they…

Peace is Possible

As an island girl, I am particularly fond of the imagery in the picture above. The surf rushing up and onto the sand and inevitably rolling back out makes me think of what Jesus longs to do for us. He longs to rush in and wash away our fears and our worries, our cares and…

He Calls and Equips

Many of us lack confidence from time to time. Maybe you received some harsh criticism in the past that knocked your self -esteem down a notch; or possibly no one ever told you that you had done a good job; Whatever the reason, you always feel like you come up short. But that feeling of…

God’s Grace is Available

Like me, you’ve probably got a packed week ahead and you’re probably already wondering how you’re going to get it all done. But I just want to remind us this morning that God’s grace is available to us. Many of us are so busy trying to do it all on our own that we forget…

Nature vs. Nurture

It’s been raining pretty steadily for the last 3-4 weeks. And as my last rain-inspired piece was written about two years ago, you’ll understand why these are exciting times. The landscape on my island home has been dismally dry, drab and depressing as one would expect in a period of drought. Sure, we got rain…