The Pink Tarantula

The Pink Tarantula

“My daughter asked for a Polly Pocket So-Hip Cruise ship for Christmas in October.” I stopped swimming and looked past the group of women, half of them bobbing up and down for their water aerobics class wearing Santa Claus hats, and zeroed in on the instructor. She was laughing about her daughter’s Christmas wish list […]

The Hidden Reason Boaz Was Compassionate to Ruth

The story of Ruth is a tender one. This young widow came with her likewise widowed mother-in-law Naomi to Israel and began, through the hard work of gleaning, to provide for them. As a foreign woman from a cursed nation, Ruth could have easily been rejected or mistreated. Instead, in God’s providence she was led […]


When We Work Together, We Maximize Our Impact

“I tell you the truth, anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me” (Matthew 25:40 NCV). Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says, “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. If one falls down, the other can help him up. But it is bad […]

When the Ship Sinks

When the Ship Sinks

Fifty-five minutes past midnight on February 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester was on its way to Greenland with more than 900 men on board. Captain Hans Danielsen, aware that German U-boats were in the area, had ordered the men to stay ready and keep their life jackets on, but many of them disobeyed the order because […]

You’re Braver than You Know

  I sent out a request for women to share with me their brave stories to include in my new book! Silence.  This hadn’t happened with previous books. Women are usually eager to share parts of their story to help other women. My ministry tagline and the subtitle of my latest book Mentoring for All […]


When God Answers with a ‘Yes’

Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer. Psalm 61:1 When God answers a ‘yes’ to our prayers, it can be pretty exciting. Yet afterwards we may find ourselves on a journey of bumpy roads. Just because God says yes doesn’t always mean easy. Learn from the bumpiness of answered prayer to continue our […]



“I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3 (NKJV) A young mother brought her baby in for evaluation to my counseling office because she was worried that her beautiful little one might be retarded. She […]


Leap of Faith

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” Hebrews 11:6 What do you picture when you hear the word faith? One of my mental pictures of faith in action is the memory of my […]


Developing the Eyes of Faith – Step One

“Whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever!” (John 3:36 The Message). Living for the glory of God will require a change in your priorities, your schedule, your relationships, and everything else. But first, you must invite Jesus into every room of your life. Your heart is like a […]


Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Still Go to Heaven?

  “The question really is, can a person who has been forgiven of their sins, who has been received by God through the mercy and the merits of Jesus … can that person do something to be unforgiven? Can they somehow lose their standing before God? That’s the real question: Can we lose our salvation? […]

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