Faith Versus Experience

We are leaving for Rwanda as a family at 6:00 a.m. on August 8th.  Today is August 6th and we still have not received Natalie’s passport.  We had pictures taken and submitted paperwork a few months ago at the Yamhill County Clerk’s office.  The state department rejected Nattie’s pictures because … Read more about Faith Versus Experience

Our hearts are good

My daughter learned to ride a bike a year and a half ago.  This may not sound like a big deal, but it was a major turning point for her. (See “Praying Momma”)  We had tried everything to help her to learn.  Her dad had found a way to put training wheels on a bike for bigger children.  Her Aunt … Read more about Our hearts are good

The cure for anxiety

Yesterday I returned to the town that my children were born in in order to obtain their birth certificates (which I seem to have misplaced).  It was a beautiful sunny day in a beautiful place!  Corvallis is one of the most pedestrian friendly cities in the United States, and people were outside, … Read more about The cure for anxiety

12 Life Saving Steps

Dallas Refers to the twelve step program as a life saving program.  I couldn’t agree more.  I thought it would be appropriate to review them as part of my last several blogs.  (Types of addictions and A very personal story).  I have linked some of my own blog posts to some of the steps as an … Read more about 12 Life Saving Steps


My husband and I are reading a book by Steven Pressfield called “The War of Art”.  Pressfield also wrote “Do the Work”, and in both books he talks about the Resistance, which in a more secular way bears a strong resemblance to the spiritual opposition that we Christians wrestle with. (1 Peter … Read more about Resistance

Beautiful Humility!

My brother in law loaned me a book last week called “People of the Lie: The Hope and Healing Human Evil” by M. Scott Peck, M.D.  Dr. Peck believes that there should be a separate diagnostic category for truly evil people.  He describes evil people in this way: “The central defect of the evil is not … Read more about Beautiful Humility!