January 11, 2023

Holy Memories Over the holidays, our friends gave us a most precious gift that is still bringing smiles to both our faces. Nineteen years ago, Nancy used her new video camera to record our wedding. On a tiny cassette, this treasure played only on her camera. She recently digitized all her old cassettes for her…

January 7, 2023

  image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay              Both our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are over. We’ve visited our friends in Montreal. Tomorrow, we leave for Vancouver to see our grandchildren there. Our lives are busy as usual. Tonight, I’m enjoying our Christmas tree. That’s right. We haven’t taken…

January 3, 2023

image by Mike Goed from Pixabay She flew in and nestled her plump breast down into the snow piled onto our deck railing. Through the sliding doors, I watched her as she watched me. Each of us wary. Her eyes darted back and forth ensuring safety. For those few moments we were alone together. I…

December 28, 2022

Stories can bring joy, comfort and learning. Today, I offer you this story from my newest short story collection, “Breakthrough Moments”.  Hospitality is a major Biblical theme. Sometimes God calls us to welcome people into our home and into our hearts.  Afterward we discover that we have welcomed angels and even the Christ child himself….

December 23, 2022

The last few days, my friends have opened our conversations with their concerns about sadness. “So many have died. There is so much sickness, hunger, war…” My heart joins theirs in this heart felt lament. Celebrating Christmas is difficult for many. Today, I feel God is calling me to offer you this Christmas story. Our…

December 22, 2022

AN ACCIDENTAL CHRISTMAS GIFT       It started with a fun visit from our two-and-a-half year old, great-grandson Riley, while his mom saw the dentist and enjoyed lunch with a friend. Just after she returned to take Riley home, I tripped on a pull-toy. My left eyebrow and cheek hit the hardwood floor first….

December 8, 2022

For years, I have used the same doll as my baby Jesus in my story telling. He’s just a doll, certainly, but I feel my love for Jesus deeply, every time I look at him. When I put him out in the cold and rain and snow in our front yard Nativity scene, I feel…

November 29, 2022

When I was a toddler, my mom taught me to say please and thank you. When I learned to read and write, my mom encouraged me to write thank you notes for all gifts I received. She said, “Name the gift. Tell your grandma, auntie, friend how you might use it. It’s not that auntie…

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