"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 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
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
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
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
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 hot tropical sun baked every pore of my exposed skin. How thankful I was to my Vietnamese daughter-in-law's family for their insistence that I wear some kind of long sleeves. Six years ago I was in Vietnam, riding past the rice paddies on my first motorbike excursion. The young nephew who had been assigned to … Continue reading Shade for our Souls
"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
Have you ever read a sentence in a book that makes you stop dead in your tracks? As I was reading Jayber Crow, by Wendell Berry, for the online study over at Michele Morin's site, Living Our Days, I read these closing words of chapter 7, and felt the hair on the back of my … Continue reading The River is Rising
When questions swirl hereFloat like hazy fog of mornWill my heart trust love?As I woke to a fog that covered everything in sight, I thought of the questions that faced me when this Rheumatoid Disease first struck. And I thought of the questions raised this week when Jayber decided that Seminary was not for him, … Continue reading Are Questions Allowed?