The God of Split-Second Timing

In the early hours of Thursday, February 23, I said to my adult daughter as we each left the house for the day, “Let’s stay in touch via short texts about each other’s whereabouts!” Little did I know that soon after I said those words, the AT&T network would go down for several hours for […]

Are we too happy about the cross?

Walk of Honor I attended a Walk of Honor this week. For those who don’t know what that is – when the time comes for an organ donor to have their organs donated after death, staff at a hospital line the walls of a hallway as the deceased individual is wheeled to the operating room […]

Who loves you most?

This is the week we celebrate people we love — friends and family alike. Most of us will come in contact with some chocolate, flowers, cards or balloons either as a gift giver or recipient. Many of us will purchase or display heart-shaped decor in our home or office. And when we get dressed on […]

She doesn’t know I prayed for her.

I was sitting at a traffic light. The morning was dreary and a light rain was falling on on my car’s windshield as I sat at a red light waiting for the light to turn green. A student crossed the street in front of me on her way to school. She wore a pink hat, […]

Her Condo Sold

I wrote about my beautiful friend HERE who had a stroke last summer. We weren’t best friends. Marybeth had never been to my home, and I had only been to her once. But we did bible studies together and I have been surprised at how much I miss her! My friend became closer to God […]

Is our language telling on us?

Is this how Colossians 1:1-2 reads? Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, to the saints and faithful brothers at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God. No! The above verses are certainly readable, but some words are missing, some important words. This is how Colossians 1:1-2 reads. Paul, an apostle of Christ […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just taking a moment to remember some words by the man we are remembering today: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells […]

Has blogging saved my life?

Several months ago, my pastor was preaching about the dangers of drifting away from God. At a climactic point in his message he first paused and then deliberately stated with power, “If you drift, you will die.” He did not mean that we would die physically. Just like in Genesis 2:17, God tells Adam regarding […]

What’s better than a resolution?

It’s a new year! I have already consumed sugar and missed more than one day of exercise. There go the resolutions. Just kidding. Improving eating and exercise is on my mind, not perfection. Why am I here on earth? I am quite fascinated by how small earth is compared to the galaxies and how small […]

An Unbelievable Year

My house wasn’t very private in 2023. There were people at home almost 24/7 and there is no real place to go where what I say in a phone conversation cannot be overheard. My friends know to call me when I am commuting for work. There, in the privacy of my car, I can speak […]