Me and Christmas 

I know, it probably should be "Christmas and me". Or is it "Christmas and I"? You decide, as I talk about this unique phenomenon we call "Christmas" as seen through the lens of my heart. There are questions within the community of sincere believers as to whether this event warrants nearly the focus it gets,… Continue reading Me and Christmas 

Thank God for thanks-giving!

Thanks-giving is a choice.  We often believe we are appropriately thankful, but when we take time to evaluate our choices in the not-so-pleasant situations, we come face to face with our true state of gratefulness. A little heart-check: are you more likely to utter "Thank you, God,  for my job" or gripe about your boss? … Continue reading Thank God for thanks-giving!

BUT IF NOT: Coming to a city near you

"Read it again, Mommy." I really don't remember the number of times, but I know they were many. I picture where they all took place.  As we snuggled in for bedtime reading after family prayer, my young daughter would ask for the story about the three Hebrew children of Daniel chapter 3.  For several weeks… Continue reading BUT IF NOT: Coming to a city near you

Don’t move that Bible for me!

"Don't move that Bible for me! I don't get that many chances with God!" We were headed to lunch when I scooped up my Bible from the passenger seat to clear a spot for the social work intern to sit. Her protests would have amused me, except she seemed in dead earnest. In the ensuing discussion… Continue reading Don’t move that Bible for me!

Never stop dating

“Never stop dating!” That advice is given to those who want to know how to keep their relationship strong, perhaps from those who have realized just in time that their love had cooled and had to be rekindled. We often struggle in various types of relationships to hold on to the sweet, close times. Life so strongly comes… Continue reading Never stop dating

It is Finished

"It is finished!" Human history pivoted with the uttering of those words from the mouth of God, Who robed Himself in flesh and shed His own blood for our sins. The closing of one Testament and the opening of another was occurring before the bewildered eyes of His followers and the blinded eyes of those… Continue reading It is Finished

Start to Finish – Here we go

 Well, by the help of the Lord, I did it. I hit "Send". What sailed off just then was a book -- the culmination of three years' work and thirty years' preparation -- and all the things the publisher requests with manuscripts submitted for publication. Now it's in the hands of some dedicated editors who'll… Continue reading Start to Finish – Here we go

The Flood: Our story

"It may actually get into our house this time." "Our house"  is a place I have visited since childhood,  home of a beloved cousin just far enough ahead in age to marry while I was a young girl, and to have never failed to provide adventures when we've gotten together. Memories flowed in, from the small… Continue reading The Flood: Our story

Just don’t plan on doing anything tomorrow

The first week of our sixth year with Alpha Omega Christian Academy has just about come and gone. It's been a full one, with numerous challenges and rewards, but as a day or two off before the next week draws near, it seems like a good time to revisit this post from July 3, 2012.… Continue reading Just don’t plan on doing anything tomorrow

End of a life? Or end of an era?

For me it marks the end of an era.  The passing didn't make the news, but it certainly affected me. You see, my earlier single years were impacted by a touch much gentler, more personable, and certainly more genteel than my own. That touch was embodied in three special ladies -- two sisters and their… Continue reading End of a life? Or end of an era?