Meaning in life

Meaning in life

When I was a girl, I liked to read at night. And I liked to snack while I was reading. I developed the habit of tossing the “leftovers” of my snack behind my headboard when I was done. When we prepared to move to another house, my bed was taken apart, and the proof of...
Purpose in Him

Purpose in Him

In Ecclesiastes, we travel along with Solomon’s journey to satisfaction and purpose. As we’ve established, he tried it all! And he found that even the best this world has to offer was futile. He came to a conclusion: possess a reverential awe for the Maker of humanity...
Hymn day: “Living for Jesus”

Hymn day: “Living for Jesus”

HYMN DAY! “Living for Jesus” by Thomas Obadiah Chisholm (that name would make a great story hero, don’t you think?). Living for Jesus a life that is true, Striving to please Him in all that I do; Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free, This is the pathway of...
Live to make a difference

Live to make a difference

My mother lived 82 years. In her family, with its history of heart disease, that was a long life. But truthfully, in light of eternity, 82 years is a very brief period of time. All of us are mortal; we’re here, as they say, on borrowed time. Thus it’s wise for us to...
Life and light

Life and light

Several years ago, I was speaking to a group of women in the basement of a small-town Kansas church. A tornado touched down near the town and put out the electricity. Being suddenly plunged into complete darkness in an unfamiliar setting raised a wave of panic. Then...
Filled by Him

Filled by Him

Here we are at futility again. Solomon definitely proved what he set out to prove: nothing this world offers truly satisfies. We never find lasting purpose in “stuff” or even in earthly accomplishments. Our purpose, planted in us by the One who created us, is to...