I Don’t Pray for Patience

I don’t pray for patience, because I’m afraid I’ll get it. I’m OK being impatient. You know I’m kidding. (Or am I?) I’ve been up since 3:30 a.m. My flight was supposed to leave at 5 a.m. I travel 42 weeks/weekends a year, and I’m learning to discern what some of the pilot’s announcements actually […]

Never the Same

I’m in Quito, Ecuador. For the past 17 years I’ve taken students (and adults to help me) on two-week international mission trips. My friend Steve Goley, with Big World Ventures out of Tulsa, Okla., actually puts the details together for me (flights, ministries, hotel, translators, etc.) so I can simply concentrate on loving and ministering. […]


The paint is still wet on the canvas. The colors glisten in the sun. Texture and technique equal vibrancy extraordinaire. The Artist has created brilliance.   But instead of putting down His brush, He waves it over His creation and breathes directly into the painting. The colors receive His breath and begin to move. Rhythm […]

Where’s Your Heart?

God spoke a lot about a man’s heart. Know it by heart . . . When you break someone’s heart He’ll want a heart-to-heart with you. David was a man after God’s own heart But he soon had a heavy heart After breaking God’s heart. From the bottom of his heart He had a change […]

Did You Know . . .

• Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew. • My middle name is Sue. (No, it’s not Susie Sue. Susie is my nickname for Sue. I’ve always been called Susie. My first name is Marjorie—after my mother.) • Twelve percent of all the Coca-Cola in America is drunk at breakfast. • That God collects your […]