“Go ahead, sir,” the twenty-something said as he held the restaurant’s front door open for me. “Thank you,” I replied, feeling embarrassed. Lately, more people address me as “sir.” Although I should feel honored to be regarded with respect, I often simply feel old. With each passing birthday, I find ...read more
In the two years since I wrote “God Does Not Panic,” I can’t remember any other moments quite as intensely anxiety-inducing as the one I described in my devotional, but, of course, there have been as many times to continue trusting God’s faithful sovereignty as there are minutes in a ...read more
When I first wrote my “Leftovers or New Beginnings?” devotional, I was convicted by my tendency to judge others for their past mistakes and by my failure to see the beautiful new creatures they were becoming through Jesus. In the years that have ...read more
After I wrote about my resolution to memorize scripture verses, my "Holy GhostWriter" prodded me to take that stored-up bounty off the shelf and put it to use by writing new hymn texts. Blending scriptures into a congregational hymn is almost like opening ...read more
From Linda Bonney Olin, author of today's meditation: I just picked off the last sweet peppers from my garden, in anticipation of the forecasted killing frost, and ...
I like to read mysteries and decided I could try to do some sleuthing on my own to see if I could locate Mrs. G., the former teacher I mention in today's meditation. "Am I being unrealistic," I wondered, "to think I can locate her after all these years?" I ...read more