When I was younger, I had a really hard time understanding what holiness was. I knew God was Holy, Holy, Holy. And I knew that we were supposed to try to be holy. But I found all of that really confusing. Somehow, in trying to piece it all together, I got the idea that God… Read More What is Holiness?
Soft, gentle rain Gray skies above Bringing God’s love, Brings life to the earth, Maturity from new birth Soft, gentle rain. This is a poem I wrote in the spring of 1992 during a very difficult time of my life. Many plants and bulbs and seeds lie dormant during the winter months, but the… Read More Soft, Gentle Rain
How important is your life or mine? That’s a question people have been asking for a long time. Our family just explored this question recently by watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” again. But a few weeks before that I had made the following observations: The Harvest is long since over. The fields lie brown and… Read More On death and life
I think this year is the first time that I have seen a baby cardinal. We have had one this July that has learned to fly already. She would swoop up to the bird feeder like a pro, then just sit there and say, “Chip, chip, chip.” For those of you who are bird watchers,… Read More Lessons from a Baby Cardinal
Who is the real you? There’s the you that strangers see. Hopefully, if you are sincere and honest in how you behave in public, this is a part of the real you, the outer layer so to speak. Then there’s the you that your friends see. And depending on which friend you are spending time… Read More Layers of Real
When I go to all the trouble to write down what’s on my heart, it can sometimes be disappointing to find that very few people take the time to read what I’ve written. I know people are busy; I’m busy too. We have to choose how we are going to spend our time, and sometimes… Read More God’s “Blog”
Mom, when will I lose my first tooth? Mom, everybody else has already lost their first tooth; why haven’t I? Are we there yet??? How many more days till my birthday party? I’m going to camp this summer; I can’t wait!! We have been in “wait training” since we were very young. It’s a difficult… Read More Wait training