Choosing to Rise Above

airportShe knew this was one of their responsibilities, because we went over it months ago when we first signed them on. Yet, she spent two days sending me email after email, with one excuse after another, trying to get out of it. They’re known for pulling things like this. When determined to get their way, they won’t stop until they win. Continue reading

When No One Else is Listening

See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, “Who can hear us?” (Psalm 59:7)

woman on phoneShe must have accidently butt-dialed me, because she would have never allowed anyone to hear her speaking to her husband like that. She wasn’t yelling, nor did she sound angry. He listened and made a comment or two, but she did most of the talking. The problem was she spoke to him in an all too familiar know-it-all, condescending, and disrespectful manner. Continue reading

Monday Madness

“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

funny Monday Quotes (5)[1]Monday was a particularly difficult day at work this past week. Not only for me, but for many of my colleagues. We were each rushing back and forth from our desks checking on things, responding to various challenges via email, and returning calls to clients with pressing needs. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another – all morning long!

“It’s Monday!” I heard someone say, as someone else nodded in agreement while passing by. I heard the “It’s Monday!” phrase several other times that morning. Are all Mondays really this hectic and problematic? Continue reading

Caught in Conceit

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

drive-thru-night1She honked at me! I couldn’t believe she had honked at me! There were three cars ahead of me at the drive-through window and they had moved up just a little and I hadn’t. So she honked to get my attention. Continue reading

Finding Joy at All Times

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials.” (James 1:2 – NAS)

Waiting in LineA couple of years ago, my husband and I went to the post office to rent a mail box. There was a long line of customers, because only two postal workers were available. One of the workers was taking care of passport applicants. The other was waiting on the rest of us. Continue reading

The Progression of Sin

no-slave-to-sin“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Romans 13:14 (NKJV)

Have you ever wondered whether or not a certain activity is really a sin? I have. In fact, one day about 30 years ago, just prior to doing something questionable, I prayed, “God, if this is a sin, then have Pastor Mike call me on the phone right now.” He wasn’t in the habit of calling me, so I was pretty sure it was a safe prayer – until the phone began ringing. Continue reading