Rules That Matter

The early arrival of our new grandson turned the lives of all concerned upside down. Fortunately, Daniel continues to thrive in his parents’ care. As I offer a prayer of thanksgiving, I acknowledge that life’s surprises should be nothing new to any of us. Every day, rules are made for good reason and rules are … Continue reading

Always Teaching

“Teach them to carry out everything I have told you.” Matthew 28:20 While walking the mall the other day, I paused as a familiar woman approached. I thought she was Kathleen, an amazing professor whom I haven’t seen for fifteen years. When I realized I was mistaken, I walked on. As I continued, I smiled … Continue reading

If Necessary, Walk Away

“Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet…” Mark 6:11 It isn’t easy for me to walk away. This propensity to stay connected is partially genetic and partially learned. My parents opened their door to everyone. I recall my mom saying, “I leave the … Continue reading

Tears of Love

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5 I admit that I have shed many tears as of late. I wept over the impending birth of our little grandson who seemed intent upon arriving a bit too early. God graciously endured my mournful onslaught and then responded with great love. … Continue reading

Dear Child

“…to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God…” 2 Timothy 1:2 When our son announced, “He’s here. Daniel is here!” I was thrilled and worried. When I learned that all was well with our new grandson, I considered his name. I like “Daniel” and I made a mental note to ask his … Continue reading