The Glorious Table

What We Can Learn from the Empty Tomb

The small town I grew up in is home to Cathedral Caverns, a natural wonder. The cave invites me to explore with an expansive entrance, the largest among commercial caves.  A walk down the one-mile path reveals many feats of nature, including “Goliath,” the world’s largest stalagmite. At the end of that one-mile walk, a park ranger directs visitors to gather around him. He has his finger on [Read more...]

Sharing Love = Sharing the Gospel

“Preach the gospel always, if necessary use words.”  ~St. Francis of Assisi I’m a therapist at a hospital. Recently, we had an irritable, uncooperative patient who was putting everyone on her floor on edge. She yelled at every staff member who came into her room. She not-so-politely asked me to leave and not return. At first, I thought of her as an inconvenience. When it was time for me to [Read more...]

Could Your Problem Actually Be Your Provision?

Our natural tendency is to view difficult circumstances as problems. My two-year-old son recently had thrush. It was a huge problem. He developed nasty sores in his mouth resulting in painful screams each time he tried to eat or drink. He stood in front of the pantry crying, “Hungry, hungry!” but as soon as a bite touched his tongue, he cried out in pain, “Hurt, hurt!” He opened his mouth [Read more...]

Redefine Productivity By Making Room for Your Best Day, Every Day

Let me share my perfect day with you. I wake up feeling rested after a full night’s sleep. I saunter into the kitchen to find a pot of hot coffee waiting for me. I share a meaningful conversation with my husband about something other than the day’s schedule. I spend time reading the Bible, journaling, and praying. The quiet surrounds me and I find rest there. I cozy up to finish a novel, [Read more...]

What Matters Most to You Today?

“Take a deep breath. Get present in the moment and ask yourself what is important this very second.”  ~Greg McKeown, Essentialism.  There are moments in life when time seems to stand still. Moving the tassel across the top of your graduation cap will make you forget the drama of the past few years and relish your dreams instead. The past and future meld together when you stand at the altar [Read more...]

How Do God-Sized Dreams Become Reality?

“One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one’s capacity. “ ~Pierre Auguste Renoir I am an absolute chicken. I am not one to take risks. I don’t wear trendy patterned fabrics. I eat vanilla ice cream. I have no desire to try “dangerous” sports like wakeboarding or skydiving. I like comfortable and certain. There is, however, a dreamer in me who thinks about big, new [Read more...]