Watch Those Signals

This, remember, is the message you heard from the beginning: we should love one another. 1 John 3:11 A storm is brewing just beyond my window. A recent string of dry days makes this a welcome omen. The meteorologist who offered an explanation of this change in the weather made little sense to me. Still, … Continue reading

Hidden Gifts

“Let the sea and what fills it resound, the world and those who dwell in it; Let rivers clap their hands, the mountains shout with them for joy before the Lord.” Psalm 98, 1:7-8 A cold front transformed yesterday’s moderate temps into a taste of late fall this morning. Though I enjoy the approach of … Continue reading

The Little Flower

“If God grants my desires… I will spend my Heaven doing good on earth…” Saint Therese of Lisieux This is the feast day of Saint Therese of Lisieux. I have felt great affection for Therese since fifth grade when I read her autobiography. I identified with this young saint because her circumstances reflected my own. … Continue reading

The Power of Love

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. My husband and I rearranged our wall of family photos to make space for our new grandson’s picture. The pictures include our sons as toddlers, college graduates and grooms. As I considered the little boys-turned-men, I wondered how it … Continue reading

Our Faithful Guardians

A surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended to him. Daniel 7:10 Daniel’s imagery provides a fairly accurate picture of my earliest impressions of God. The adults around me did a very good job of convincing me of God’s love. … Continue reading

Appreciate Our Gifts

“When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM.” John 8:27 There are a saying and an old song that remind us that we often don’t realize what we have until we lose it. Most often, we don’t appreciate the impact of these losses until it is too late. … Continue reading