Filling Life's Potholes with God's Perfection

Perfection Road offers encouragement to those longing to live like Jesus,
so they may confidently travel the road toward God's perfect love.

S.T.R.E.S.S.ful Season?

S.T.R.E.S.S.ful Season?

How do you manage your stressful days? Mine eventually find their way into a tubful of water with praise music playing loud enough to overcome the blasting whirlpool jets. I usually stay there until my fingertips and toes look like they belong to Yoda. That seems to work pretty well with the ordinary stresses of […]

Happy Dependence Day!

Happy Dependence Day!

At first, I thought I could cinch my boot straps up a notch or two and wade through the emotion. But as soon as I walked through the church door and saw the “Happy Mother’s Day” sign, my boots fell apart. Just six weeks earlier I had gone to my mother’s house only to discover […]

What’s Your Word?

What’s Your Word?

Realizing there were six floors to explore inside Washington, D.C.’s new Museum of the Bible rapidly transformed this mild-mannered grandma into a Super Nerd! I leaped from exhibit to exhibit in single bounds while my brain struggled to process new information faster than a speeding bullet. I thought I understood the Bible’s impact on government, […]

Silencing 450 Lies of Satan

Silencing 450 Lies of Satan

Do Satan’s lies still occasionally tickle your ears? Can you flick them away as soon as you hear him mutter the first few syllables? Or … Do you tend to hit the rewind button so many times that you can no longer distinguish between lies and truth? Oh, please read on, my friend. I thought […]

Reframe Your Pain

Reframe Your Pain

A humorous, but extremely straight-talking pastor recently explained how the church as a whole could benefit from each of us becoming more like the apostle Paul. To me, that seemed more than a tad overwhelming until I reminded myself to appreciate how far God had brought me rather than focusing on how much further I […]

Windshield Time for Us

Windshield Time for Us

It’s so good to be back on the Road again! I’m thrilled you’ve decided to come along! This new adventure will most definitely satisfy our need for precious windshield time. We have lots to talk about. Though I’d like to be sitting across the table so I could watch your eyes dance, I have a […]

Revived and Revved Up!

Wrapped in Love From You

Wrapped in Love From You

Dear Sweet Friend, It’s been awhile since we’ve traveled this particular road together. Thank you for joining me again. I’ve not written more than a sentence or two since the middle of February, but my mother’s recent passing cause me to blow the dust off my computer and force my creaking  author wheels to turn. […]

Time to Refill

How Are You … Really?

How Are You … Really?

What is your typical response when someone asks, “How are you?” Most of us throw out a knee-jerk, automated response of “I’m good”, whether we are teetering on the verge of the flu or have just enjoyed an awesome week. “Good” becomes the third statement in the unholy trinity of initiating conversation; it comes right […]

Remnants of Eternal Significance

Remnants of Eternal Significance

Many things I experienced at “Eternal Significance”, Saturday’s Lean Into Jesus women’s conference, continue to stretch my brain like a piece of Silly Putty. Remember how you used to stretch that crazy, shiny wad into a shape big enough to cover a colored picture in the Sunday comic strips? (Ok, I know, some of you […]

What If I Didn’t Tell You?

What If I Didn’t Tell You?

Would you be upset with me? What if I told you that I knew exactly how you could tweak your life to make an even more profound difference in the lives of your family, friends, and church? Would you want to know how? God has led Lean Into Jesus Ministries to design a gathering this […]

Hold It

Hold It

“I figured out why you never know which way to walk when I’m with you,” my husband of thirty-eight years declared as we returned to our car after lunch on Sunday. “Why is that?” I asked hesitantly, unsure that I wanted to know exactly what he had figured out. “You don’t pay attention to where […]

Intersections of Eternal Significance

Intersections of Eternal Significance

How does God answer your prayers? How does He speak to you? I told my husband yesterday morning that I was going to the farm to walk because I needed a word from God for my blog. I laced up my shoes, grabbed my jacket, put my white little earbuds in place, and prayed for […]

What’s Your Word?

What’s Your Word?

Are you one of those who selects a word for the new year? I’ve done that in the past, but hadn’t really thought about it this year until I noticed them showing up on social media. After much deliberation, I’ve decided on a word to help me frame 2018 in a productive way. My word […]