Just A Few Words

And So, Begins a New Year At least that is how I feel in September. Summer break is over. (I can’t even believe how fast it has gone.) With the change of the season, another change comes in our family. After a year and a half, we delivered our granddaughter, Hero, to her home and…

Tender Mercies

Our time of fostering our little June Bug is coming to a close. I am so happy that my granddaughter, Carrie (June’s mama), has done the hard work of putting a sober life into action. She has gone to classes, met with counselors, followed treatment plans, and met every requirement the county has demanded. She…

Whispered Hope for Syria

A white van made its way along the narrow street and came to a stop at the curb next to me. The door slid open, and inside were more children than the van had seats or seatbelts. They were stacked two and three deep on the bench inside. A few jumped out and headed off…

He’ll Fight for You

If you were ever in doubt that God has got it covered when it comes to the enemies of your life, then you need to take time to read a little song written by David in 2 Samuel 22. Its lyrics tell us who God is: a rock, a fortress, a deliverer, a stronghold, a refuge…

Sure Footed

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foot hold. Psalm 73:1-2 NIV   I lost it yesterday. What’s the use anyway? All the encouragement and all the “good words” about God I had lent to…

Constant Companions

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger kept ringing in my ears as I climbed up the trail on the side of the mountain. My lungs were screaming for air and I was wishing there was some sort of rescue plan for the desperately out-of-shape, middle-aged woman who had “thought of herself more highly than she ought.”

Living Water

Life is wonderful, crazy and messy all at once. To portray it as anything else is just fooling ourselves and everyone around us.  Hope can be found somewhere at the center of everything we live through each day. That is, if Jesus happens to be found there as well. Take my life, for instance. No,…