Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quiet Places

In a comfy chair in my bedroom, away from the stack of dishes waiting to be washed

In a park at a dirty wooden table with birds singing, leaves rustling, a breeze flipping my Bible pages

On a log along the trail in the valley or the mountaintop swatting flies and mosquitoes away from my face

In a tent with a flickering Coleman lantern swaying in the night breeze

At a crowded restaurant where wait-staff rush by my table with clanging dishes on their tray

In a parking garage with cars pulling into spaces, doors slamming, drivers talking on cell phones

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

39 years of wedded bliss…well, almost

I would never claim that every day or every year of our marriage has been blissful. We have had powerful arguments, slammed doors (house and car), and thrown regretful words…including the word divorce.

“Love the Lord God with all your heart and mind and strength…” 
Matthew 22:37

“Love one another as I have loved you…” John 13:34

“God is love…” 1 John 4:8

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

After the storm...

The sun is shining. The birds are singing. Blue sky dotted with billowy white clouds. The first of my storm clouds have passed with less threatening ones on the horizon. Bittersweet peace protects my heart and mind as I survey the aftermath.

Much has happened in the past month. Much of my anxious waiting has passed with it.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Eye-opening, Veil-lifting, Faith-reviving



Last week, after reading only the introduction from a book received free for my Kindle, my day began with the most positive, joyful, hopeful heart I’ve had in a year or more.

I was excited to continue reading and I was not disappointed. Chapter one opened my eyes, lifted the veil, and revived my faith. Confession of sin and remorse rose from within.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Waiting in The Wings


I wait…and I wait.

I pace rather than pray.

I weep rather than praise.

Waiting is hard work, but it seems to be the work God has called me to do at this time.