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 [...]

Celebrate!

Red, white and blue.  I've seen it everywhere this past week. If you live in the USA, you have too. There are flags waving, crepe paper adorning, patriotic symbols flashing, celebration of the 4th. of July, our independence day, the birthday of America ring out across our land. And the celebration continues into Sunday, July [...]

When too much salt spoils the soup

It was a cool autumn day, lunch time, and a hearty bowl of soup sounded good. Bob and I stopped at a familiar restaurant and ordered the vegetable beef soup and a salad. As we waited for our lunch, we sipped our coffee.  Not just good coffee but great coffee -- something the restaurant is [...]

Grace Like Rain

I slip my glasses on so I can see my way into the kitchen.  With pen and journal in hand, I click the brew switch on the coffee maker and take a seat at the table to wait for my first cup of morning brew. As I flip open my journal, I notice the sound [...]

Grace~It’s All About Grace

The words slid off my tongue like butter from a knife. Smooth, slick words rolled out of my mouth and into my listener's ears. If only I had caught my words that morning and took them captive while they were still a thought. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the [...]