A few years ago my husband and I took a long evening walk on a trail near our mountain cabin. As we turned back in the dim light, we noticed something rather dark on the trail a distance in front of us, but we couldn’t quite make out what it was. However, when an entire … Continue reading Getting Safely Home
As I write this, it is a snowy, blowy Saturday. If you live in the Wenatchee area, you know which Saturday I’m talking about. It was yesterday. The weather conditions forced us to stay in the house pretty much all day. I loved it. I finished a writing project I’ve been working on. I filed … Continue reading What’s Good?
Some time ago I heard the true story of two parents grieving the untimely loss of a child. A caring church leader extended his love and concern for the family when he visited in their home. Before he left, he asked if they would like to pray with him. Certainly, they responded, we need the … Continue reading Prayers of Gratitude
When Jesus Christ’s sister followers went mournfully to his tomb “on the first day of the week, very early in the morning … they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And [entering, they] found not the body of the Lord Jesus” (Luke 24:1-3). As they sobbed out their grief, two angels asked them, … Continue reading He is Risen
On the walls of each cubicle in my dentist’s office are thought-provoking quotes. My favorite says: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” This quote speaks to and answers something for me that I’ve pondered about for a long time. Why is it in our modern society that people are always talking … Continue reading Create Yourself!
There is no more meaningful phrase than “He is risen!” Jesus Christ rose fully alive from death, and in so doing, makes it possible for us to rise from death as well.
A good friend of mine, Kofi, recently challenged a group we were traveling with. He said, “Do you all know the Golden Rule?” Certainly, we responded: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Matthew 7:12) “And that means that we should treat people the way we ourselves want to be treated, … Continue reading The Platinum Rule
I just returned from a trip to Ghana. The group I was with delivered school, health and medical supplies to the village of Kpone Bawaleshie. The people in this suburb of Accra are nearly overwhelmed by need. The school had no running water in their washroom facilities. All the classrooms were packed with students. The … Continue reading Reaching Out
The beginning of a new year is traditionally a time to set goals and resolve to make changes or live better lives. As we all know, making the list is pretty easy. What’s a bit more challenging is making the commitment to follow through. James M Paramore once said, “Commitment is doing what everyone … Continue reading Discipleship Commitment
I don’t often go to kids’ movies anymore, but a few weeks ago, when I was with my grandchildren, we all decided to see Ralph Breaks the Internet. For those who haven’t seen it, I won’t go into any details except this: at one point Ralph and his friend Vanellope wander into a colorfully animated … Continue reading Faith in the Light of the World