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

The 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 21

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11  The gifts we give each other at Christmas can sometimes feel too little or mis-matched for the persons intended. … Continue reading The 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 21

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 15

“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” Matthew 2:6 Our Father sent the Angels to announce the birth of HIS true Shepherd, to the humble shepherds in the field that night. It could not have … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 15

25 Days of Christmas~Day 7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 This child, this tiny baby in the manger, He was given to all of us. What do we see when we look at this … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas~Day 7

Citzenship

~~11 years~~   11 years ago our daughter-in-law from Vietnam began the process to come here as the wife of our son. It took over 5 years and countless trips to the capitol city of Ho Chi Minh, to answer questions and be interviewed about their paperwork, before her Visa was finally approved to come here.  … Continue reading Citzenship

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

Transforming Stillness

It's Week 7 with our friend Jayber Crowover at Michele Morin's site,Living Our Days,and Jayber is finding his world has spun on its axis.Have you been on that spinning ball?It was a spinning week for me,with lingering side effects followed by more medical tests.So I have been pondering the effects that grief and spinning will have … Continue reading Transforming Stillness

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