Life’s Recipes

Life’s Recipes

Years ago, when I really could eat everything without gaining an ounce (oh, the times have indeed changed!), I learned to cook. My Mom encouraged it, despite the occasional disaster she found waiting in ambush in her once-shining kitchen. It took me a while to...
“A Christmas Blessing”

“A Christmas Blessing”

I searched for the right words for a Christmas blessing for you, my dear church family, but they did not come. There was a reason for that. I did not have the RIGHT words, but a friend, Joyce Rupp did. She says so clearly what is in my mind and heart.  –...
Where was the joy?

Where was the joy?

Where was the joy? The little family was far from home. The journey had been long and stressful – the unknown accompanied the travelers. The young woman was heavy with child and each step added to her discomfort. The worry lines on the betrothed’s forehead deepened....

The Miraculous Diversity of Fall

Perhaps you remember that magical moment in the original “Mary Poppins” movie when May Poppins, Bert and the children jump into the chalk drawing and have this wonderful adventure in this remarkably beautiful place. They even sing about their experience with a word I...

Joy in the Unexpected

I am discovering that the older I get, the more I find joy and satisfaction in the unexpected moments of life. Not that I don’t appreciate a well-planned event to honor a job well done or celebrating a person who has contributed significantly to the world with a...