Did You Wash? Sneaking to the dinner table, we slid into our chairs with the day’s sweat and dirt still fresh on our hands and under our fingernails from a hard day at play. Without turning from the stove and looking, Mom sternly spoke, “Go wash your hands. You know you can’t eat without washing.” … More Did You Wash?
Child’s Play Aggravation. It’s the stuff of life, right? Is it any wonder that game makers created a child’s game with that name? This simple board game is played with marbles, and the goal is to be the first to get your all marbles from start to “home”. There’s the long way around the board … More Child’s Play
Orange Cones and Flashing Lights I have a love-hate relationship with GPS. I even named my GPS and have conversations with it as we navigate our way through big cities and obscure country roads. Most of the time, I’m happy with the drive. Then there are the days when the road is decorated with orange … More Orange Cones and Flashing Lights
Donuts, French Fries & God’s Provision Driving past the local donut shop is a dangerous thing. Reading the “hot now” sign makes the taste buds long for a freshly made, still warm, lightly glazed donut. That can make even the most committed dieter hit the drive-through for a sugary delight. My mother-in-law felt the … More Donuts, French Fries & God’s Provision
A Tale of Two Sauls They share a name, and they both were called of God. Both had opportunity, but they saw very different outcomes. In the Old Testament, Saul was a handsome young man, standing taller than most. The Bible tells us in 1 Samuel that Samuel approached Saul, explaining that God had selected … More A Tale of Two Sauls
Dead or Alive In the beginning of Luke 24, Luke tells of the women who’d come to the tomb to dress the body of Christ. As they arrive, they are frightened to find an open tomb and two figures in gleaming bright clothes. In verse 5, the gleaming figures asked, “Why do you look for … More Dead or Alive
The Storm On the day that Hurricane Andrew struck southern Florida with its fury, I was living in northern Florida. Our skies, so heavy with humidity, were filled that day with gorgeous, cotton ball-like clouds against one of the bluest skies I had ever seen. It is an oddity of life that while we were … More The Storm
Who’s Calling? Not too many years ago, we had no idea who was calling when the phone rang, and the only option was to pick up the phone to find out. Now, the first thing we do when the phone rings is to look at caller id to see who it is. If it’s someone … More Who’s Calling?
From Darkness Into Light My great grandparents’ barn was large and spacious with some of the wooden siding slightly ajar. Wind blew through the cracks where the day light shone through, and the smell of hay and manure hung heavy in the air. As a child, I thought that the stable that Jesus was born … More From Darkness Into Light
Pilgrim’s Hope When the Pilgrims left England, they left with hope, not a promise. They knew there was a new world waiting for them, and between them and the new world was a very long journey. The foreign land would not be the England they left behind, but it offered the hope of practicing their … More Pilgrim’s Hope