New Year Twinkle Lights

New Year Twinkle Lights

Psalm 31:3-4, 23-24 For you are my rock and my fortress;     and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,     for you are my refuge…. Love the Lord, all you his saints!     The Lord preserves the faithful     but abundantly […]

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

“And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 “It was not a silent night; there was blood on the ground. You could hear a woman cry in the alleyways that night on the streets of David’s town. The stable was not clean and […]

On Being a Church Lady

On Being a Church Lady

In a culture that demands formal teaching – from college degrees to seminar certificates – we often lose sight of the opportunities for informal teaching. We learn in the classroom; however, we also learn by observing – by seeing a skill or a lifestyle and desiring that attribute in our own lives. Often this learning […]

No Superstars in the Boat

No Superstars in the Boat

Several years ago, I read the book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. An exceptional book, it describes how “with a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and […]

Family

Family

As the summer lengthens, I’ve noticed more and more families taking vacations, enjoying the freedom of being together and being able to hug each other. Joy is evident on their faces. I have just returned from spending a week with both my daughters and their families, and I’ve been thinking quite a bit about family. […]