Encouragement, Life

When You Need to Hear the Good News Before the Bad News

There must be  an antenna  in my house ...connected to a  friend of mine.  It's uncanny !  We don't call or e-mail regularly.  She's not even on Facebook to see my daily status updates!  There's no scheduled contact time and  we live states away from each other but it never ceases to amaze me how she… Continue reading When You Need to Hear the Good News Before the Bad News

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Christmas, Family

The Mamas of the Christmas Story

As the Christmas story is unpacked again this season, the characters seem to tumble out of the box with  resurrected life.  It's like bringing  a freshly cut Christmas tree into the living room -- the scent of pine filling the entire house, awaking something inside you -- bringing up the child-like enthusiasm all over again!… Continue reading The Mamas of the Christmas Story

Following Jesus, loving others

A Walk with the Homeless

Simple plan ...take a walk to the local "feed and seed store" for some fresh apple cider -- less than a mile of sidewalk but all of eternity in motion. Just barely out of the driveway and down the first street I pray a simple prayer -- "Holy Spirit, fill me..."  -- a kind of… Continue reading A Walk with the Homeless