The Fence of Social Media

The Fence of Social Media

From 1991-99, there was a T.V show called Home Improvement starring comedian, Tim Allen. One of the characters on the show, Wilson, always hid the lower part of his face behind the fence that separated his house and the Taylor’s. Wilson would give advice and words of wisdom when the Taylor family was in need […]

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

Beyond Words In all the books ever written Within every volume of prose The totality of poetic verse No word, no phrase, no homily Captures your beauty, Oh Lord. No song ever sung Nor symphony composed Not a masterpiece on canvas Or sculpture fashioned Reveals your purity, Precious Lamb. Imperial mountains quake Majestic oceans roar […]

The Perfect Christmas

The Perfect Christmas

Every year around October, Christmas rears it’s red and green tinseled head and dazzles us with promises of perfection. Perfectly wrapped presents ‘neath a perfectly decorated tree. Bing Crosby on the radio and Christmas shaped cookies in the oven. We laugh gaily as we sip our peppermint mochas from our snowmen mugs, dressed in our […]

The Hope of Glory

“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set […]

by Grace…

by Grace…

by Grace… Mystified, unsettled Life was becoming too hard But while this feeling nagged A hushed voice wooed “There’s a better way” The Spirit prodded Like a slap up side my head I was turned by Grace… His resplendent light Exposed the path Pried open my eyes And revealed to my spirit A haven where […]

Time to be Brave

Time to be Brave

  My almost eight year old and I were desperately trying to wrangle our seven chickens back into their coop one afternoon. If you’ve ever tried to catch a chicken you understand this is no easy task especially when part of you really doesn’t want to touch them. I was trying to get Noah to […]

Mexico, the Longest Night of My Life

Mexico, the Longest Night of My Life

              It was the “turning point.” It began in 1963; the year I became a “Reject.” Rather, I joined the “Rejects of Southern California;” a car club that my best friend, Ron, invited me to join. What enticed me? Stories of drinking, carousing, sex; three activities in which I wasn’t very accomplished, unless one […]

May We Obey

May We Obey

Growing up I was taught to have manners and to respect my elders. I was told to say thank you for the things I received. When I was told to do something and if I disobeyed and talked back to my parents, my father was quick to discipline me, and I’m not saying a nice […]

Jesus, My Friend

Jesus, My Friend

As I was adding my usual cream and sugar to my mid-morning coffee, I heard that familiar, still, small voice say, “I’ll take mine black.”  I gave a little chuckle because true friends know how the other likes their coffee. The other day I was asked to close my eyes and remember something fun I […]

Chosen and Appointed

Chosen and Appointed

Take a moment and imagine that your favorite actors, musicians, authors, preachers, teacher or mentors called you out of a huge crowd at a major event or concert and said they wanted to come to your house and have dinner with you. At the dinner table you laugh and have conversation about world events and […]