February 13, 2024

A New Name, Please Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Often, when we go to a gathering, we receive a blank sticky label on which we write our name. Perhaps that label already has our name on it. Nametags make it easier for people, those organizing and those participating. Remembering a whole lot of new names at once…

February 10, 2024

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay February brings thoughts of Valentine’s Day and love. The Bible compares love to a rope, strongest and healthiest with three strands. Jesus identified those three strands as love for God, love for one another and love for one’s self. Each person makes their own choice about love of God. Let’s consider the other…

October 18, 2023

I looked out my wonderful window today, to see this amazing demonstration of living together in peace and harmony. We’ve had the chipmunk before but never the brown pigeon. The pain, destruction, violence, hatred that is running rampant in the Middle East was already preying on my mind. If we could only learn from God’s…

February 8, 2023

On Valentines Day some of us send flowers or cards to our loved ones, most often our spouse. We use this special day to say and do things we think about but seldom actually do. I just finished reading the “Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. This book declares that heartfelt communication is…

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…

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 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…

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