The Gift of Family

Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages, and your dominion endures through all generations. Psalm 145:13 My sister recently emailed regarding an upcoming family reunion of sorts. Though the event isn’t scheduled until December, Rita sent her note early so the date can be etched in stone on each of our calendars. This gathering … Continue reading

A God Day? Yes, Indeed!

You shall rejoice in every good thing which the Lord your God has given you. Deuteronomy 16:11 I know I’ve shared this before. I also know that I’d convinced myself that I’d eliminated this particular typo from my repertoire. Nonetheless, I repeated this error in every personal email I sent today. Duh! Let me explain… … Continue reading

Do You Know How Much…?

“…to you, my dear child whom I love, grace, mercy, and peace…” From 2 Timothy 1:2 Our kids recently visited to celebrate our middle granddaughter’s birthday. Our granddaughters are now ten, nine and six years of age. Our little grandson is two. How did this happen? I admit that this question gives me reason to … Continue reading

Respond and Rest

Jesus went into the district of Tyre. He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, but he could not escape notice. Mark 7:24 My husband serves as our “family grocery shopper” most of the time. When I joined him in retirement, I tried to retrieve what had once been my responsibility. … Continue reading

Good God!

She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and put her hand on his cloak. “If I just touch his clothing,” she thought, “I will get well.” Mark 5:27-28 In recognition an impending day off, my friend who is a teacher announced, “God is good!” As soon as I heard … Continue reading

What Faith!

So he went in and said to them, “Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead…” Mark 5:39 The funeral director called my husband to request a favor. A woman’s remains would be brought in from out-of-state for a funeral and burial. Since her family had no local church affiliation, my husband was … Continue reading