Grief

A Prayer at Christmas for the Disconnected

A Prayer at Christmas for the Disconnected

Christmas hits the newcomer hard when roots are shallow and short, and the new community we’ve been plopped down in, is cold. If only my family was here, you say to yourself, then I could enter into the holidays with joy. I remember the sadness when my husband and I lived in Wheaton, Illinois. My husband was […]

The Only Voice - 9/11 Anniversary 2017

The Only Voice – 9/11 Anniversary 2017

What can you say about the cruelest tragedy ever to overtake this great country? Who can a person even begin to make sense of the aeronautic bomb rammed into the Twin Towers, workers fleeing Manhattan like third world refugees, family and friends begging the media to post a photo of their loved ones, the president […]

The Subtlety of God

The Subtlety of God

In previous generations people used to talk about how God speaks to them. You don’t hear about that much anymore.   I’ve wondered why.   Could it be that we aren’t paying attention? I lean towards that theory. With our frantic bustling to get all done on our “to do”, bucket list or vision board, […]

Cushioning Life's Blows

Cushioning Life’s Blows

“There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”~ Proverbs 18:24 Have you ever spent a night in a cheap motel? You inspect the drinking glasses to see if they are clean, check the tub for cockroaches and look under the bed for dead bodies, right? As you latch the cheap chain lock to […]

Trust. Lean. Submit.

Trust. Lean. Submit.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) We have trouble in our life don’t we? We raise our children and somehow get them through those high school years. We […]

Juniper at Easter

Juniper at Easter

Has anyone experienced the perfect life? Maybe. Surrounded by an adoring family, never touched by sickness, Juniper Sage, age five months, added an other-worldly serenity to our family. Her little pouty lip was more often than not turned up into a smile as someone walked into the room. She’d try to always catch your eyes- […]

In remembrance of Juniper.

In remembrance of Juniper.

In celebration of a tiny life. Juniper would have been a year today. “My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:8) I slipped out of the office to take a short walk on my lunch hour and stretch my cramped muscles. I had been hunched over a glaring computer all […]

Where is God in the Darkness

Where is God in the Darkness

Where is God in the darkness? We all ask that question at some point in our lives. I asked that today after hearing how two young people reporting community news early in the morning, were shot in front of a television audience. Although the sun had risen- it didn’t seem so. Darkness covered the early […]

God's Strength Keeps Me Going

God’s Strength Keeps Me Going

Isaiah 41:10 I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Most days I groan as I hear the alarm buzz an hour before I think I need to get up. Those stiff muscles remind me I don’t just bounce out of bed like I used to when four little sets of slippers demanded Rice […]

Press On

Press On

Press on, the bible tells us. When I think of pressing, I think of pushing hard against an immovable object. It reminds me of how I used to move furniture when I was younger. Because my husband and I moved so much, I often liked to rearrange the furniture. Not being a particularly patient person […]