God’s House

Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. From John 17:11 This morning, my friend-since-kindergarten texted. A recent errand had placed my friend in close proximity to our old neighborhood. Because he’s as taken with that neighborhood as I am, my … Continue reading

Another Curve Ball?

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” John 16:33 He said it again. When life throws my husband a curve ball, Mike usually responds by observing, “God certainly has a sense of humor!” I … Continue reading

Hear The Cry of the Poor

For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out, and the afflicted when he has no one to help him. …the lives of the poor he shall save. From Psalm 72:12-13 One of my favorite images of Jesus is Jesus The Teacher. I found great joy in my own teaching career and I’m pleased … Continue reading

Love’s Work

…love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” From John 15:12-13 I admit to lots of anger over the suffering of those I’ve been given to love. Whether they are my own family members or children starving to death half a … Continue reading

Move Past The Pits…

If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. From John 15:20 A friend’s recent encounter with hospice conjured up memories from my husband’s experience as a hospice chaplain. Though I didn’t know Mike’s patients because their contacts were confidential, one particularly remarkable woman was the exception. Mary frequently amazed Mike with her commentaries on … Continue reading

Just Standing By…

“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit…” From John 15:16 A mutual friend was in the midst of a battle with cancer. Another dear friend called in anticipation of writing a note of encouragement to her. This friend wanted to confirm our … Continue reading