Fractured Faith: Standing Tall When Goliath Doesn’t Fall

I am excited to welcome my friend, Andy Vaughn, to Treasures Hidden as a guest blogger. Andy is a kindred hope sharer and Jesus follower. I suppose I can get over the fact that he is an avid dog-lover. And I must confess I’m totally jealous of his new espresso machine and wish that he’d…… Continue reading Fractured Faith: Standing Tall When Goliath Doesn’t Fall

Hope for a Happy Marriage

There’s a popular notion out there that God’s design for marriage is not our happiness, but to make us more like Jesus. I have read articles and book summaries stating that our loving Father isn’t at all concerned if we are happy in marriage. We need to stick it out no matter what, confess our…… Continue reading Hope for a Happy Marriage

Soul Whisperer

Have you ever wanted to run away? Yeah, me, too. There can be days and times when running seems the only viable solution. But, I have found that when I most feel like running is when I most need to stand. The kids are crazy. The house is a disaster. The marriage is broken. The job…… Continue reading Soul Whisperer

Of Moonflowers, Light, and Love

I have a moonflower vine. It grows on a trellis just outside my sunroom. Most every night I peek outside to see if it’s blooming. The flowers are as big as my hand, smell faintly sweet, and have heart-shaped leaves. It is by far one of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. I’m…… Continue reading Of Moonflowers, Light, and Love

Why is God Hiding?

Remember playing hide and seek as a kid? My family used to play hide and seek on my grandparent’s farm after dark. The person who was “It” counted and everyone else scattered. Light from the house windows and moon eclipsed by trees and bushes cast shadowy dens across the property. It was hide and seek…… Continue reading Why is God Hiding?

The New Old Plan

“So, how’s the new plan coming?” my friend asked me. “New plan?” I stared blankly as my mind raced to figure out what she was referring to. “Ohhh – the new plan! You mean the plan beyond getting up in the morning and making the coffee? That plan?” Half-joking, I quipped that I should be…… Continue reading The New Old Plan

Do You Need a Better Plan?

Maybe I should just say, I need a better plan. Okay, okay. I just need a plan. A plan for the morning and the rest of the day. I don’t have one. Well – wait – unless you count the one about boiling the water for my morning French-pressed wake up elixir. Straight up. Black. Strong. Yeah, I…… Continue reading Do You Need a Better Plan?

Get Out of Your Pit!

One evening I was broadsided with a load of negative attitude. No rhyme or reason, just blah and phooey to the world. I suppose I could blame it on a rush of hormones or disappointment over missing a few days of writing, but honestly, there was no real explanation. Consequently, I started in on one…… Continue reading Get Out of Your Pit!

Lessons from Putt-Putt

It was such a pleasant evening. Double date with new friends. Not too hot out. Clear skies. Great food and conversation. A nice walk in the park. Then, putt-putt. You know, miniature golf. Okay, now I have to tell you – mini golf isn’t my favorite. It’s a simple, yet frustratingly difficult game. I like…… Continue reading Lessons from Putt-Putt