This week I’ve feasted my heart on a study of Jesus’ relationships with women. Amazing things happened inside of me. Passion rekindled. Apathy disappeared. My desire to follow Him to the ends of the earth revived. Oh, how I love Jesus!
Here’s what I learned: Jesus respected women. Often we emphasize respect of men. [...]
The Vomit Stuff
. . . actually, 17 days to be exact.
Why? The Bible gives this reason: “The whole creation groans,” (Romans 8:22). I’ll fill in the blanks: In an attempt to treat a medical problem involving my digestive tract, I spent a period of time ingesting nothing but an enteral nutrition formula. [...]
People tend to become what they think they are. Studies validate this, but so do common sense and experience. For instance, which one of us can’t remember a fidgety grade school lad who ended up designated the class “bad boy,” who then proceeded to fulfill his own label?
The psychologists of ancient Babylon understood this. [...]
Test your knowledge. Put your hand over the screen and guess the three most common mental disorders in the US. They are, in order, with lifetime prevalence rates: Anxiety disorders (about 18%), mood disorders (about 10%), and ADHD (about 5%).
It might come as a surprise that anxiety rates higher than depression. Actually, anxiety [...]
Ten years ago I joined a ministry called Outpost Centers International (www.outpostcenters.org) in a Honduras-wide evangelistic effort. I brought my girls along, eleven and fourteen years old at the time. For two weeks we ministered to children in the endless urban sprawl of Tegucigalpa, living with a family right there in Torocagua, one [...]
On Oct. 2, 2006, Charles Carl Roberts IV barged into an Amish one-room school house in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania brandishing a gun. His ensuing shooting spree killed five girls, age 6 to 13. To finish off, he took his own life.
That very day, a grandfather of one of [...]
It’s a baptism!
Parents raise their children with great hope. For my husband and me, the hope took an eternal form, a holy passion to spend forever with the little ones we’d progenerated. We were an average family, but intensely significant to one another. Over the childhood years, our two daughter’s [...]
Peace on Earth!
I have a special gift for you this holiday season. It’s a story from the archives of my extended family, written by my mother, Jill Pritchard Wilson. The story will help reset our holiday priorities. This season is, at its best, about giving. But it’s a special kind of giving; [...]
It was a month of demographic extremes. I taught a class in California for mostly young people. I flew to Dallas and spoke for a woman’s conference. Finally, I visited dear old mom in her assisted living facility, called Plymouth Harbor, where she organized a concert. There, I sang for a [...]
I had a sweet surprise this morning when I realized my Sacramento-to-Philadelphia ticket was first class. I had walked all the way to row six when I discovered it. I then backtracked over exasperated passengers to get to 1A. It’s not as if I had no warning—I saw “1A” on my ticket; the [...]