Do your best and trust God

Last week my husband, Dana, and I drove our nearly 17-year-old son to a four-day basketball camp in preparation for upcoming tryouts for the team at his top-choice college. Echoing in my ears, were my son’s words to me a couple of days before. “If I’m not good enough,” he said. “Everything I’ve worked for my whole life will be wasted.”

Finding Faith When Life Hurts

Finding Faith When Life Hurts

It is my honor to host “Soul Spa” author Sharla Fritz for the Faith Notes 2015 Summer Blog Tour as she shares her own story of trusting God when life hurts. I pray that Sharla’s words will bless you as they have me: The year started with ominous...
Faith Notes Summer Blog Tour

Faith Notes Summer Blog Tour

On our earthly pilgrimage, we often come to a point of decision where we must choose whether to go forward or back. This summer I came to such a point with writing this column. So many of you have kindly encouraged me at the grocery store, the library, or walking down...
WALKING ON WATER

WALKING ON WATER

The Great Migration was Saturday. After six months of running back and forth between a newborn and my writing, I braved the ice and cold to unlock the door of my writing shed. First I cranked on the heater. Then back went my laptop. Back my favorite keyboard. Back my...