But if Not, Three Powerful Faith Words

But if Not…  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if […]

Maybe I Should Stop Wine-ing

I am giving up wine for Lent. And maybe longer. I am more curious than convicted in this decision. Two significant conversations collided into my world uninvited the past few months that compelled me to consider my wine-ing. Encounter #1 At a Christmas open house, a spunky millennial gal I casually know started a conversation […]

A Changed Heart on Display

I was cold-hearted toward him in high school and treated him badly. If I could, I would apologize. That was my thought when my father told me he had seen an old boyfriend of mine, some fifteen years after our relationship ended. Lots of life had happened in those years. I was now married with […]

Look Backward to Look Forward

As my dad threw me the car keys he said, “Take this deposit to the bank as quickly as you can. It closes soon.” I was home from college and hurried out to our narrow driveway, choosing my mom’s station wagon as it was last in the line of family vehicles. The carline starting on […]

WELL: Healing Our Beautiful, Broken World from a Hospital in West Africa

WELL is a new book by Sarah Thebarge, author of The Invisible Girls: A Memoir. I received this book from FaithWords/Hachette Book Group in exchange for a review. Summary:  Thebarge studied medicine for the express purpose to help underserved populations in developing countries. After a personal health crisis delayed this dream for several years, she finally […]