A New Kind of FOMO

This extraverted middle child has suffered from a significant case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) for most of my life. As a teen and young adult my FOMO primarily obsessed over social events and finding the right husband. In my thirties, missing a great business opportunity occupied much of my FOMO real estate. At … Continue reading A New Kind of FOMO

“Who, Me?”

Depictions of the Annunciation are perhaps my favorite of all Renaissance paintings. My husband and I joke that Mary looks like she is asking, “Who, me?” in just about every one of them. I would imagine this teenage girl from a poor family in a small town did not expect too much out of life.  … Continue reading “Who, Me?”

The Missing Link (in Your Prayer Life)

 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26 As a child, I remember hearing that the Holy Spirit is like our conscience. I’m sure whoever said that meant well, … Continue reading The Missing Link (in Your Prayer Life)

What is Holding You Back?

Have you seen the picture floating around social media of a horse chained to a plastic chair?  It seems so ridiculous that the horse doesn’t even try to break free, but we all do it, especially as Christians.  We have the same Spirit Who raised Jesus Christ from the dead living inside of us (Romans … Continue reading What is Holding You Back?

Do You have a Good Idea or a God-Idea?

You have a sudden inspiration and wonder whether it is Divine. Now you have a decision to make: what do you do about it and when? According to Myers Briggs Type theory, the timing of our decisions depends at least partly on our personalities.  Those who have a “judging” or “J” preference tend to be … Continue reading Do You have a Good Idea or a God-Idea?