I can’t sing “Amazing Grace” without tears. I’m not a public crier—I grew up a tomboy, and boys won’t let you play if you cry. You would think I’d avoid the song, but I listen for it and sing along with all of the myriad versions and styles even though my eyes glisten and my… Read More
Bible Doodle: Psalm 69:30
The best way to begin and end your day.
At least once an hour on NPR for a few days before Thanksgiving, I heard advice and stories about how to keep your cool at a family gathering. In our family, we prefer chaos. Our family is noisy and quite informal, and we try to pull in as many as we can to be part… Read More
It’s been a month since my last blog entry. It wasn’t a planned break–at least not by me. It started on the eliptical at the gym. Ten minutes into his exercise session, my husband felt pressure on his heart, but it went away as soon as he stopped. When it happened a second time, he… Read More
Colossians 1:11-12 God’s strength for the long haul
Agony. Death. Pain. Fear. Sorrow. We will experience these things and more as we go through life. Do I have to just grit my teeth and endure? In the middle of the deepest and darkest valleys, God will help me to move beyond my wailing question, “Why me?” I look to see God in the… Read More