It Takes Courage to Say “No”

It Takes Courage to Say “No”

Therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him. Esther 1:2 (KJV)  When we read and study the book of Esther, we tend to focus on Esther’s courage of going to the king without being summoned. Vashti was a courageous female also. She was the king’s first wife who was entertaining her […]

Foolish Fears

Foolish Fears

My daughter is terrified of sunflowers. Not just the ones that grow wild and tall on the plains and have centers that contain hundreds of seeds that could possibly be mistaken for insects. I’m talking about any sunflowers.  Literally. One time when we were traveling together, we stopped at a convenience store to use the […]

Got Any Rivers?

Got Any Rivers?

Life gets tough, sometimes. Things go wrong. We get frustrated. We feel we’ve lost control. Ever felt like that? Maybe even thought about quitting, Giving up? Not just about writing . . . about anything we’re attempting to do, or want to do. There’s a river to cross, giants to face, or a mountain to […]

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

For several weeks now, I’ve been on a “courage” kick. This doesn’t mean I’m feeling particularly courageous at the moment, just that I know I need it.