The Lie of an Empty Cup

One Sunday afternoon, the Lord opened our eyes to a need so we invited a family over for a meal, rather spur-of-the-moment. As I prepped after church, making food and getting the house ready to welcome these impromptu guests, I was faced with a very real temptation. It seemed like despite all my work to ready the house on Saturday for just this kind of opportunity, I still had quite a lot to do to make the home comfortable and I was running out of time to lay down and rest before they arrived. I was fearful that if I didn’t conserve my energy or rest, I would “be no … [Read more...]

Safe and Secure

  I had a mild, maybe moderate anxiety attack in the air this week. Thankfully, I wasn’t alone - I was sitting next to a trusted friend who prayed with me and reassured me about what is true.   It would be two hours and some minutes to our destination. Through the window, the only thing visible was the complete white-out, as we flew through the “polar vortex” depositing winter throughout North America.   On the previous flight, I’d been in the emergency exit row and the door to my right had been allowing a very cold draft to pass through, … [Read more...]