An Inspiring Rebel

“How is it that you are angry with me for curing a man on the sabbath?.” John 7:23 The 20th anniversary of a dear friend’s passing looms. We met when I was just four years old and our friendship endured until he passed away decades later. Weeks ago, I referenced the abuse of children within … Continue reading

Over There…

“Amen, amen, I say to you, the hour is coming and is now here when the dead hear the voice of the Son of God.” John 5:28 A few weeks ago, my cousin passed away surprisingly quickly. Though I was shocked by the news, I was happy for him. He is a very good man … Continue reading

A Good Guy

“Joseph did as the angel of the Lord directed him.” Matthew 1:24 Today is my father-in-law’s birthday. Like my own dad, he passed away far too early. The good news is that I knew him for ten years before he took his leave. Though our older son knew and loved his Grandpa, our younger son … Continue reading

Love You and Love Me

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart… You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31 This third week of September, the world around me has reached the normalcy that comes with a new school year. The teacher in me impels me to gauge the moment at hand in accord with … Continue reading

Who Am I?

It’s been more than a dozen years since my husband began to search for his Croatian cousins. Mike was raised next door to his dad’s parents who migrated from their homeland as teens. This close proximity made Mike privy to bits and pieces of his grandparents’ story which no one else heard. It’s no wonder … Continue reading

Forgiven in Spite of Myself

That is why whoever breaks the least significant of these commands and teaches others to do so shall be called least in the kingdom of God. Matthew 5:19 Forgiveness is tough. It’s tough to forgive those who’ve hurt us and it’s tough to forgive ourselves. For decades, I allowed three events from my youth and … Continue reading