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To Spend and Not to Waste

A few months into a tax career with a national firm, I knew I hated it. But I had an undergraduate degree as well as a master’s degree in the subject area, and it seemed a waste to step away. So I stayed. Because of my disdain for the job, I was shocked to be awarded “Associate of the Month” a... Read More

Is God Always Listening?

“Uh-hu…I see…Hmmmm…” In between stories of Littlest Pet Shop and potty training, and questions about bible characters and canned soup, I tried to insert interest. Sort of. My toddler stopped her nonstop banter and put her tiny hands on my cheeks, turning my head toward her. “Mommy, liste... Read More

If Your New Year Feels Like “2020, Too”

As we tiptoe into Year 3 of a pandemic many of us thought could never happen, I wanted to revisit some of my pre-COVID thoughts. I wanted to see if God still seems faithful, mighty to save, all-powerful, caring. Even more palpable, perhaps, than what is happening with the pand... Read More

When Christmas Feels Like a Catastrophe

It seemed destined to fail from the start. My three young adult kids decided to start a new tradition. Rather than purchasing ready-made, they wanted to make Christmas gifts for each family member. None of them lived here. They were all busy with college finals and new jobs right up u... Read More