I Got Audited!

I Got Audited!

I stood there holding the letter in my hand, and the bottom fell out of my stomach. “I’m being audited,” I said out loud, even though no one was in the room. Now, here’s the thing: I do my best to comply with regulations and requirements. I own a business, and there...
(Not) Smooth Sailing

(Not) Smooth Sailing

Many believe that when something is God’s will, there will be nothing but smooth sailing … everything will just line up and fall into place.Tell that to Joseph, or Daniel, or Job. Ask Paul or John the Baptist if that theology panned out for them.Struggle doesn’t...
I don’t Feel Like Forgiving!

I don’t Feel Like Forgiving!

Peter asked Jesus how many times he needed to forgive someone who sinned against him. Then he gave what felt like a BIG number. “Up to seven times?” I picture Jesus looking at Peter with a twinkle in his eyes, shaking his head and chuckling as he answered,...
Reflection Honors Experience

Reflection Honors Experience

Without really knowing how, I have developed my intuition through the years to the place where I trust it profoundly. It serves me reliably. I have discovered that my habit of reflection is a key element in that development. I regularly process my thoughts,...
Dial of Gratitude

Dial of Gratitude

I am grateful every day. Even days when I don’t feel particularly grateful, I practice gratitude. Today I have a heightened awareness of the things for which I am grateful. I have a new reason which causes me to be humbly, supremely grateful. When the season is...
Truly Fruitful Life

Truly Fruitful Life

Whenever you see a truly fruitful life, rest assured that this is not the result of luck or chance. What they make look effortless took them years to master. Something dear to them has been sacrificed in private. They have endured the valley of the shadow, walked...