January 1, 2020

This is becoming an annual tradition, it seems. Each year’s challenges ooze from my pores, screaming to get out of me and onto the page by year's end. So without further adieu, here’s my 2019 boiled down into 5 lessons learned. 

Number One: God is so good! 

Okay, I didn’t just learn that. Of course, I’ve known that for...

December 30, 2019

I used to call him Da-Da when I was a tiny tot. He was the apple of my eye, and I was his. His handsome smile was like my North Star, and his deep strong voice made me feel secure. His laughter was loud and contagious. He had an easy way about him, and everyone who knew him loved him.

My Da-Da would have turned 80 years old today, had...

December 4, 2019

Due to an electrical problem at my house, we had to begin the third chapter of Luke by candlelight last night. At first, it was a beautiful sight. The flames dancing in the background, casting an amber glow over the bread of life. I couldn’t resist snapping a picture, but then I realized we needed more light. That amber glow was acco...

December 4, 2019

It’s only the second chapter of our journey through Luke’s Gospel, and we’ve already witnessed the blessed birth of Baby Jesus. However, there are elements of the Nativity Story that are missing from this account. There’s no talk of wise men from the east, just shepherds who stopped what they were doing to go and lay eyes on the Mess...

December 3, 2019

Something jumped out at me while reading last night’s chapter of Luke's Gospel. In the first chapter, an older gentleman and a young woman each had a separate encounter with the angel, Gabriel. I don’t know if angels are temperamental or not, but I wondered why Gabriel handled the virgin Mary with kid gloves, as they say, but literal...

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