“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....

Giving Thanks For The Times We Share

Time is a precious thing. I just wish sometimes it didn’t go by so quickly. Here we are ready once more to observe Thanksgiving Day. I must admit that as quickly as it passes, time has been very kind to me. Being thankful has never been a great hardship for me, for I...

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...

The Dominion of the Heart

A woman’s happiness was shattered by the loss of her brother, a good man, dearly loved. Torn by anguish, she kept asking God, “Why?” But hearing only silence, she set out in search of an answer. She had not gone far when she came upon an old man...