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….

January 18, 2022

Our Father, who art in heaven. I have sat with this phrase for an entire week. What shall I say? Four little words, and yet they carry a big message. I’ll start with background. In Jesus time, and actually up until the 15th century, most people believed that the universe was made up of three layers….

March 14, 2021

Angels in the Snow. When walking one sunny day, I saw the above picture replicated over and over again across the snow. The long grasses were making snow angels. I remembered the joy, the laughter, the feeling of freedom I felt as a child when I carefully flopped down in an unmarred patch of sparkling…

March 1, 2021

Many of us have been told, “You look just like your mother, father, brother, sister, Aunt Edna.” Often we can’t see the likeness ourselves, but others are so sure. As an adopted child, I didn’t hear these words. I was never just like anyone. When I first met my birth mother, I was thrilled to…

December 24, 2020

A few weeks ago, a friend asked me to explain the Trinity – Creator, Jesus, Holy Spirit. Since Christian theologians have been trying to do just that for centuries I could only give her my ideas. I started with an apple to illustrate. “Who we call Creator or God or Father/Mother/parent is like the skin…


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