Encouraged!

Jesus told him, “Go home to your family and tell them what God has done for you!” At that the man went out to proclaim throughout the Ten Cities what Jesus had done… From Mark 5:19-20 While growing up, I had visions of grandeur regarding what I would do with my life. I wanted to … Continue reading

God’s in The Midst of Everything!

Though Christmas 2018 already seems a distant memory, I won’t soon forget my husband’s gift to me. Mike knows that I truly enjoy live theater. After investigating the current shows, he opted to purchase tickets for Fiddler on the Roof. Mike discovered that tickets were still available for the play’s final week. All was going … Continue reading

You Are Special!

God is the strength of the people, the saving refuge of all the anointed. Psalm 28:8 Sometimes, it’s difficult to feel “anointed” or “special” in any way when we consider ourselves to be just one of many, regardless of the group. I come from a very large family. My dad is one of twelve children … Continue reading

Be Salt! Be Light!

Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world.” From Matthew 5:13-16 I admit that I’ve developed some interest in the obituary section of our daily newspaper. This began some months ago when I inadvertently came across the obituary of a classmate and friend with … Continue reading

Better Things Lie Ahead

I will not leave you orphaned. John 14:18 Almost every time we gather, my family and I share memories of our loved ones passed. The animation in our voices betrays our common conviction that “our people” are alive and well in places unknown to us. I find great comfort in this shared certainty. There was … Continue reading

Finally Home…

“As for you, every hair of your head has been counted; so do not be afraid of anything.” Matthew 10:30 I just found a lovely holy card from a woman I’d known some years ago. It was just before Christmas 2016 that she passed away. Though I saw her only when we crossed paths at … Continue reading