I Shall Not Fear

One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley […]

When Peace Like a River Attends My Way

Watching the news on TV or social media and/or reading newspapers gives us little or no sense of order or peace in today’s world!  Rather, it gives us a sense of bewilderment and fear that so many major things have gone wrong in such a short period of time and no one seems to be […]

Life is a Jigsaw Puzzle

Peter and I are jigsaw puzzle people!! In the past few years, I have become entranced with Microsoft jigsaw puzzles for several reasons: 1) you don’t have to physically lay all the pieces out flat to find the ones you need; 2) you can choose the difficulty from six different sizes; 3) you can zoom […]

What Say You?

Recently I had lunch with the pastor of the local Methodist church. The subject of homosexuality came up as it is a big point of contention these days within the Methodist church. Some believe homosexuality is a sin, while others do not. Generally, those that believe it is a sin don’t think homosexuals should serve […]

Just As I Am

When we ask Jesus Christ to be our personal Lord and Savior, He graciously accepts us just as we are. I picture that moment as the prodigal son, returning home to his father – disheveled, stinky, and very anxious. The father doesn’t care how he looks or what he smells like – he runs to […]

My Jehoshaphat Moment

In the spring of 2020, I was desperately trying to get a kidney transplant. My kidney function had fallen below 20% and I became eligible for a transplant. Sixteen people offered me one of their kidneys, so I was feeling pretty blessed and optimistic. The testing to be cleared to receive a transplant is onerous […]

The Element of Surprise

Have you ever had a day that you had planned out ahead of time and have something surprising happen? It could have been a good surprise – an unexpected check in the mail, a surprise visit of a friend or family member, etc. Or it could have been a bad surprise – a fender bender, […]

The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases

Losing a child at any age is one of the most catastrophic events in any parent’s life. For me, my only child, David, died 6 weeks before his 41st birthday on May 18, 2017. David lived in Florida at the time and his father (my former husband) sent me, at my request, one-half of his […]

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

The month of June captures Father’s Day, Flag Day and thousands, if not, millions of marriages and wedding anniversaries! Today is my co-author’s (Steve White and his lovely bride, Sherrie) 37th wedding anniversary. My anniversary is in November, but the message is the same. Love, true love, is a many-splendored thing, as the song goes. […]

Don’t Let Sloth Take Over Your Life

Peter and I both took the C.S. Lewis Fellows Program Years 1 and 2 when we first retired to Pennsylvania. The one of the hardest parts of the program for me was in the fall semester of Year 2 when we studied the 7 deadly sins. As a born-again Christian, I was quite sure that […]