According to the world, bigger is better. If the crowd is doing it, so should we. If my needs are not met 100%, then I should get up and leave. If it makes me uncomfortable, I should protest or seek out a place more tolerant and appeasing. What would make a person want to continue … More When the pews are empty
I’ve been going back to my childhood recently watching “Family Affair”, an old 70s TV show that depicted Brian Keith as an uncle who took in his late brother’s three children. One of my favorite characters is Mr. French, the English butler. He is very distinguished, but can be a wonderful, loving friend to the … More What sets you apart?
They were strangers in a strange land. They had left their home and family to follow the call of God. Famine and trials had forced them to flee even further, but now they were back in the land of promise. God’s blessing was apparent, as they returned with an increase of flocks, herds, and tents. … More Let’s not have any quarreling
While social media posts usually receive a quick perusal at best, I find some draw me in or require a response. Since I didn’t want to “start something” on my friend’s post,(actually I did post one response), I have been thinking a lot about it. Several questions were asked: Is there a God? I don’t … More Do not shrink back
“It’s amazing that after 27 years, we can pick up like we’ve never been apart.” That’s what a retired missionary to Venezuela said as we ate dinner. They’d driven to the conference from South Texas and visited friends along the way. There’s a bond in this group as I hear snippets of conversations on our … More Old Friends
I was always a strong-willed child. My mother used to say I should pause before I so freely spoke my mind. She had the gift of restraint…me, not so much. As the years have passed, I like to think the Lord has helped me to develop that very important spiritual gift of self-control. It’s a … More What do we have to prove?
I know, as per Solomon the Wise, there is nothing new under the sun, but the days we’re living in sure do seem to me to have an extra helping of evil sprinkled in. I find myself watching less and less of the news, and yet, I still can’t avoid feeling the change. Perhaps that’s … More Evil Days
We have a wedding coming up in our family, and it brings back memories of how I felt as a young bride in love with a handsome man. I remember shopping for my wedding dress and being shocked that I liked the first one I tried on. I was by myself, actually, and had to … More Acts of Fine Linen
Let me just say that it’s an understatement to say I have a lot going on in my life right now. As I headed north for a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law, I received a call from a company that’s working on my new condo renovation. It was one of the last things that … More When emotions collide
There is a lot of noise in this world we live in. You wouldn’t think a woman who works in a public library would be saying that, but it is almost hard to describe how noisy even a library can be in the summer months. I love it, because it shows how important we are … More When the House is Quiet