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.

When Being Undone is a Good Thing

When Being Undone is a Good Thing

Slow your mind for a moment, and imagine the questions Lazarus must have fielded after his resurrection. (John 11) What was dying like? After you took that first breath, were you surprised you were bound? How many people did it take to set you free? How did you feel when you looked again into the […]

Helping Others Trust Your Change

Helping Others Trust Your Change

Being accused of something you didn’t do, think, or say stinks.  Math was never my best subject in school, especially algebra. I think the reason I developed such a bad attitude toward the mix of letters and numbers was because of my seventh-grade algebra teacher. She wreaked of cigarette smoke, wore a constant scowl, and […]

Oh, My Word

Oh, My Word

Do you realize you possess the power of life and death?  “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” (Proverbs 18:21) Each of us can breathe life into a relationship, or we can sentence it to death by simply choosing hurtful words. Words spoken to us, shape us. If we’ve inhaled a flurry of […]

Clean Freaks, Hoarders, and Clutter Cleaners

Clean Freaks, Hoarders, and Clutter Cleaners

I hate cleaning out the refrigerator. Period! Next to ironing, it’s my least favorite thing to do. If you could put both of those chores in a sack, throw them off a high cliff, and let them sink into the depths of the sea I might actually enjoy housework. Maybe. 🙂 Since I despise fridge duties, […]

Out of Control

Out of Control

The thoughts of riding a roller coaster infect my whole body with heebee jeebies. I told my man a long time ago, “If you really love me, you’ll never ask me to ride a roller coaster.” For the most part, he’s complied with that request.  It’s not that I fear high places – I don’t. […]

What Happens When We’re Honest?

What Happens When We’re Honest?

Why are so many of the ladies in drug rehab I’m blessed to know so successful? Their counseling and instruction is based on the Word of God. In many ways, the women there are much like a church family. They eat, study, pray, cry, laugh, fuss, confess, worship, and commune together. They develop deep friendships […]

I Was Made To …

I Was Made To …

Do you like being the one with the plan?  Are you more fulfilled when you’re leading a group or heading up a project?  Or, would you rather work covertly behind the scenes? The Bible is filled with take-charge kind of folks like Joshua, Nehemiah, Peter, and Paul. However, Scripture’s Spirit-filled writers also spilled much ink […]

Ready For A Better Week?

Ready For A Better Week?

A common thought around my house last week was, “What in the world is going on?” My family rarely gets sick, but my passing out Monday, then hurling, and finally acquiring the mother of all headaches on the heels of surgery turned the week into quite a ride – a ride to the doctor’s office […]

I Am, You Are, We Are

I Am, You Are, We Are

I doubt you will, but just in case you search for me early on Monday mornings, you’ll find me with a random group of women I’ve come to adore. This group longs to deepen their relationship not only with each other, but more importantly with Jesus. We are a hodgepodge of ages, backgrounds, theologies, and […]

Due Honor

Due Honor

On February 3rd of 2013, Dodge effectively used Paul Harvey’s tribute to the American farmer in their memorable Super Bowl commercial for the Ram truck. The poetic rhetoric captured not only the value of the farmer, but also Harvey’s inimitable style. I became mesmerized by this style and thought I’d give it a try. Valentine’s […]

God, What’s Going On?

God, What’s Going On?

I stay amazed at the process God leads me through to write a new blog each week. Usually, I throw a couple of random thoughts into my blog pot at the end of the week and allow them to simmer over the weekend. Then on Monday, I gaze into the bottom of that pot to […]

A Father’s Love

A Father’s Love

Saturday, my son became a father to the precious little baby girl our family eagerly anticipated. I watched his heart melt as he cradled her in his arms. He held her close and sang to her sweetly, gently stroking her velvety cheek with his finger. He kept her warm and protected. He couldn’t keep his […]

You Know I Love You, Right?

You Know I Love You, Right?

This month marks the ninth anniversary of Perfection Road. What a journey it’s been! Many of you wobbled those first baby steps right along with me, and I can’t thank you enough for the love and encouragement you’ve given me. To those of you who’ve recently become “Roadies”, thank you for taking the time to travel […]

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He Wore the Dust

He Wore the Dust

Which sin do you think plagued all the kings of Israel and most of the those in Judah? It’s the same sin that filtered down to the common people of Israel. Even today, our world is overwhelmed by it. And if we’re completely honest, it continues to afflict the Lord’s church today. It’s the sin of […]