Over the years I’ve encouraged thousands of people with the strong Truth from God’s Word—in person, in my writing and speaking, through social media, text messages, cards, and face to face. Just last week, I shared Habakkuk 3:19 with a dear friend of mine who...

One of my favorite quotes: Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. ~ Pierre...

Monday is Memorial Day, a National Day of Remembrance here in the U.S. I love that we take a day to honor and remember…after all, the Bible tells us often how easily we forget the most important things. Scripture is full of calls for remembering,...

“I’ve done it again.” Looking over my calendar this past week I didn’t see much white space—one thing was stacked on top of another with no breathing room in between. I could feel myself being squeezed. My problem: I had said “yes” to too many things...

If you know the basics of anything, you can learn just about everything. My mom taught me the basics of life—home economics, cooking, cleaning, ironing, prayer, etc—the essentials that enabled me to leave the nest and become a fully functioning, self-sufficient human being. I’m convinced that...

“Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.” Philippians 4:8, TLB I’ve been thinking about my mom a...

I love weddings! We attend a small church (with a wide reach) in the inner-city of Dallas. Our church family meets in an auditorium adjacent to the Dallas convention center, and that’s where we worship on Sunday mornings. Simple. Undecorated. Unencumbered. Not the sort of venue you’d...

I’ve got something new to tell you about! Also, an update to share…and something I’m really loving right now. Let’s get right to it! Something new! 🎉 I’ve sent you an encouraging Life on Life email once per month for a while now. But I’ve found that...

January 2024 is nearly over—I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by! I hope that this new year is off to a good, slow, easy, beautiful, and unhurried start for you. And I do mean that. If you know me, then you know I’m a...