Why Not?

Last year I returned to my hometown to preach for the very first time.  A church working to expand the leadership of women in its congregation had invited me to share about my own calling to ministry, and I was thrilled and nervous to be there all at the same time.  I knew the church’s … Continue reading Why Not?

The Great Lie

Often when I host a dinner party a wave of panic washes over me. I begin to worry incessantly, "Will there be enough of everything?"  Will there be enough pasta and bread to eat?  Will there be enough ice and drinks, and will there be enough pie and whipped cream?   Suddenly I am caught … Continue reading The Great Lie

The Disappearing Act

I once knew a little girl who wholeheartedly believed she could do absolutely anything.  She was certain she could lead the country as the president of the United States.  She was confident she could fearlessly explore the furthest reaches of outer space, and she was sure she could take on any man playing in the … Continue reading The Disappearing Act