Culture Collision

  “One of the sad characteristics of life on this planet in the 21st century is that we have all gotten more tribal. Under stress, we shrink backward into groups just like us. This is bad news for America’s eternally strained racial environment. The Black Lives Matter movement cannot imagine why anyone could disagree with […]

Carp Diem

A little boy whom I had never seen before tapped me on the arm while I stood in line at the market. “Miss?” I bent low, giving him my full attention as he inquired with wide-eyed curiosity: “Do you know Jesus?” Every cell of my body melted into a puddle!  I wanted to sweep that sweet […]

Adoption — the Chosen Ones

Warren married me to get my children! Of course, I’m being facetious.  That is not exactly how it was … but he did want those three kiddos in his life! We did not go anywhere without my chattering chicks trailing behind! Restaurants, movies, sight-seeing — it didn’t matter!  They were with us!  I do not […]

In the Dumps?

Depression isn’t a normal emotion for me, but I’ve had my share of it this week due to a recent crisis in our family.  (Read previous posts.) Depression is stifling. Not fun. Even a little bit scary. Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God: […]

Tribute to Tyler, Our Grandson

Nothing catches God by surprise. Psalm 139:16b ~ All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. In His foreknowledge, our eternal, omniscient Father knew what Tyler would do that cold winter morning, January 8, 2018. But we didn’t. Warren and I were 1400 miles from home, […]

There Arose a Great Storm

In loving memory of our grandson, Tyler Michael Steen, who passed away unexpectedly on the morning of January 8, 2018. And there arose a great storm. Mark 4:37 Have you noticed that some storms of life come suddenly? They unexpectedly rush from the distant, jagged edges of the horizon to consume our bright and sunny […]

Strangely Dim

Some of my friends and I are doing a study called Healed and Set Free, by Tammy Brown.  It has to do with inducing healing by lancing the wounds of the past in order to let out the poisons. Past. I remember the pain of dealing with past hurts in a study years ago called […]