The Three Little Pigs

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV As a child, one of my favorite fables included The Three Little Pigs. I loved hearing the dramatic adaptation on the record player. The intensity of the music, while… [Read More]

ADJUSTMENTS

As I watched a Red-Tailed Hawk soar through the air I imagined what peace the freedom to fly brings. Alone, with no apparent threat of predators, he soared high, putting no thought into the mechanics of flight as he expertly navigated the currents. Birds learn to fly by flying. They test the skies, the wind,… [Read More]

THE CHRISTMAS TREE

For many people, Christmastime is a season that is cold, busy, and demanding. One they would rather forget than embrace. Between parties, spending, and uncomfortable family gatherings, their joy is overshadowed by grief. Thank God for the Christmas Tree! Its decorated beauty can illuminate our path to Merry and Bright. The Christmas Tree is: ~A… [Read More]

A Season of Change

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called . . . . And he went out, not knowing where he was going. —Hebrews 11:8 In a popular hit song, Andy Williams names Christmas as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But not for me! Nothing awakens my senses like the season of Fall. I… [Read More]

Remembering 9-11

I felt numb as I drove to the middle school that day. It was the morning of 9-11, shortly after the first attack. I was unnerved by the eerie silence inside a building filled with vibrant students. They must have heard the news. As I entered the music room, the teacher’s wide eyes locked with… [Read More]

Do Animals Have Feelings?

I’ve often wondered if wild animals feel sadness, hurt, or loss. I learned the answer today. As the saddest display unfolded in my backyard.  Two vultures were on the ground while several circled overhead. I knew prey was in their sight.  A few minutes earlier I had glanced out to see the resident groundhog milling… [Read More]

A Look Back At MOM

As I take a look back at  Mom, I’m struck by this amazing woman. She accomplished more in her life by age 40 than most of us do today. She had seven children, a college education, a promising career, a good church, a Christian support group, and a family that stuck together through thick and… [Read More]

THE FOUR “I WILLS”

On a Thursday at sundown, thousands of years ago, Jesus reclined with his disciples to share a final meal; we remember it as The Last Supper. Rich in meaning and detail, it signified the coming of a New Covenant.  And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is My… [Read More]

Resolutions Versus Reasonable Goals

Congratulations! You did it. The admirable goals you set in 2017 have all been met. You lost the weight, improved your finances, built relationships, finished a project, and embarked on a long standing dream. You are part of the 8% who made New Year’s resolutions and kept them all. I however, fall into the 92%… [Read More]

A Heart Filled With Joy

As I write this morning, I’m seated in the hospital for the second time in eight days. I’m awaiting the doctor’s call that my husband is out of surgery, all went well, and I can rejoin him in recovery. Instead of anguish, these past few weeks my heart is filled with joy. God’s perfect timing… [Read More]