Today I want to talk about James. And yes it’s true that my dear husband’s formal first name is James, but, I am not talking about my husband Jim here in this posting. I love James – both my husband, and the New Testament Book of James! I don’t know about you, but I have … More James

For the Love of God

“Nate, for the love of God, please get ready!” I said when it was one of many frustrating mornings for me, back when my son was in grade school. Of course what I meant when I said “for the love of God,” was please stop stalling, stop arguing, and just do what you are supposed … More For the Love of God


In Galatians, Paul gives us a list of things that constitute what he calls the Fruit of the Spirit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV). The very last fruit that Paul includes on the list … More Self-Control


Way back in the years 2000 – 2001, my life changed drastically. As I look back it seemed to me like I hit a thick, reinforced, brick wall while going 60 miles per hour. The things that I knew and trusted in were gone in a split second and it was the beginning of the … More Abandoned