A Legacy of Praying Faith

I tenderly opened the journal, and its pages almost crumbled in my hands. It’s over 100 years old, after all!  And there I saw the handwriting that tells the owner’s name: Mabel Salsbury Dohm, my Father’s Mother. And I cried as I read her opening Scripture: “Here I am! I stand at the door and … Continue reading A Legacy of Praying Faith

New Word–Old Word

She seemed to be smiling all the time . . .   By the time I knew my Great Grandma Roth, she had lived a lifetime already. I heard all the stories from my Mom: how she felt that she was the Grandma who used to love pretty things, the Grandma who used to play … Continue reading New Word–Old Word

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 9

“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17We see the Baby in the manger. We watch the story unfold as the Angels sing, andthe Shepherds rejoice. We look with wonder at the Wise Men traveling so great adistance to worship the King.Yet even when we are filled with … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 9

25 Days of Christmas – Day 5

“Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news,    who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah,    and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you;    they will be completely destroyed” Nahum 1:15Did you know that God designed times for celebration?   Sometimes we tend to think that people are the ones who dreamed up joy and laughter. We … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas – Day 5

A Friend of God

"When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God."Romans 5:6,11 If you were in a Church Service within the last 10 years, chances are you … Continue reading A Friend of God

Glory Reigns

 Glory Your Glory breaks thru the darkAnd my heart runs after YouWhen my eyes are opened hereHeaven's light is captured true.Leaves turn and Seasons changeThe dying falls from the skyBut in the seed of the broken fruitThe living gift will lie. --bgIn the  midst of grey days, when the sun finally decided to burst upon the … Continue reading Glory Reigns

Deliverance will Come

It's week 9 with Jayber and his fellow Port William dwellers, as we study along with Michele Morin for the lively discussion about Jayber Crow, by Wendell Berry, that she is leading at her site,  Living Our Days. Have you been part of an online book study? I am reminded of my Literature Classes, and feel … Continue reading Deliverance will Come

Life, Life, and More Life

I must admit this has been a hard week for me with Jayber Crow. It's week 8 for the online study happening with Michele Morin, over at her site, Living Our Days. I so appreciate her hosting this group with lively discussion!  But what do I do with a character who charms me with his … Continue reading Life, Life, and More Life

Who is Sufficient?

225,000 square feet.  It seemed like an impossibly large building for only 2 people to care for.  But that is just what was asked of us, barely married for 3 months, while my husband attended college. The caretaker/janitor's position opened up at the new church we had begun attending, and with youthful enthusiasm we jumped … Continue reading Who is Sufficient?

The River is Eternal

"And always, from a time before anybody knew of time, the river had been there. From my sitting place where the woods stood up at the edge of the pasture, I could see the river, risen a little, swift and muddy from the spring rains, coming down the mile-long reach above the Willow Run bend, … Continue reading The River is Eternal