How is a Christian like a lizard?A lizard is a cold-blooded reptile that can’t make its own body heat. Instead, it depends on energy from the sun. In the early morning, a lizard is so cold it can hardly move. It slowly crawls out into the hot sun to bask a while. When its body… Read More
Gray—that’s how it is. Rain, fog, freezing drizzle, snow. My responsibilities demand energy, but the well is dry. More out of habit than hope, I glance out of the window just as the sun finds a little hole in the clouds and plays a sparkling game with the ice. It lasts only a moment, but… Read More
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12, NLT Shoulders tense, I lean forward as I navigate the narrow, icy road. There are no painted… Read More
Shine a light away from you in a dark room. Do you see the beam in midair? Probably not. Light beams will be invisible to you when the air is clear. Does that mean they aren’t there? Of course not. When there is dust, water, or other particles in the air, light beams reflect off… Read More
Recently I received some health news I didn’t want to hear. It wasn’t the answer I had prayed for. And now I’m in a pattern I don’t really care for: medical reports, tests, wait, more tests, wait, schedule surgery, ad nauseum. Many of you have been there or watched someone else go through the process.… Read More
What did the policeman say to his belly button?You’re under a vest. Why do people say “break a leg” when you go on stage?Because every play has a cast. What kind of ghost has the best hearing?The eeriest.
My mother will turn 98 in May. She lives in a wonderful and loving memory-care home, and my close-by sister visits multiple times weekly. The rest of the siblings travel west as often as we can to see her; I was there four times in the last year. Her influence on our lives has been… Read More