An Unexpected Gift

This place so far from home, the one we live in close to the hospital some may call isolation but we call it holy ground. It's a new normal.  A place stripped of most of our possessions but here in the quiet we have found God to be more than enough. His presence is often [...]

We are artists

Did you know that we are all artists? We don't have to write, draw, paint, sculpt to be one either. We've been created by the master artist to become like him and he is certainly creative.  Look at us, look at nature ~ the trees, the flowers, the earth, the sea, the sky.  You don't [...]

Sometimes We Need To Go Back Before We Can Move Forward

We had a large lilac bush behind my childhood home.  Every spring when I fill a vase with lilacs, their fragrance transports my thoughts back to that house where many special memories were made. Memories.  We all have them.  Some good, some not so good but they're stored somewhere deep within our brains.  Just like [...]

When Ink Drips and Camera Clicks

I put my pen to journal and begin to write, I see an oriole outside my window and I grab my camera.  I click to capture the moment and return to my writing. With my mind and emotions wrapped up in so much lately, I finally feel my soul return to its rightful place. The [...]

And Then He Speaks Peace

It had been a rough few days. They were cowering behind locked doors. They couldn't wrap their minds around what happened. Broken hearts. Trying to comprehend. But it was incomprehensible. Afraid. Afraid to move. Afraid of the future. Afraid to hope again. Then he came. The one they followed. Their leader. He could have said: [...]

Come for all things are ready

I was waiting for the call, the invite, the day, the time and place. A group of old friends, some of us knowing each other from kindergarten through high school, reconnected and a dinner date was in the works. The woman organizing the evening promised to call me as soon as all the arrangements were [...]

The church isn’t a building it’s a way of life

But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind. Luke 14:13 It's common to see a parade of wheelchairs being pushed the few blocks to the church from the nursing home and rehabilitation center down the street. Once the parade strolls and rolls into the building, the wheelchair bound [...]