I am experiencing a revolutionary work of God in my life these days. I feel a direct call to take Jesus more seriously than I ever have before. (reading "If Jesus was Serious" by Skye Jethani) I feel the culture we live needs to see the actual Jesus who showed us the way to live… Continue reading A Revolutionary Shift from an American Christian to Taking Jesus Seriously
In these, imposed on us, homebound days, we are all having to figure out new things; new ways to get our work done, new ways of getting along with those stuck with us, new ways to handle boredom. I have found it challenging, but the other two members of my household seem to really enjoy… Continue reading Time to Learn New Tricks
Words are pretty powerful things. For instance, whether you heard the 5 words "Happy Valentine's Day, my love" today or not could have shifted the balance of your mood considerably. I know it used to for me. But today it does not and I am sure it is because of 5 other words that jumped… Continue reading When 5 Words Can Change Your Life
This past Sunday was bath time for my sweet pup, Crowder. Sometimes I can’t believe how dirty this dog, who spends most of his time in the house, can get. Even the floor mat beside my tub has brown spots from those dirty paws. Thankfully, Crowder loves to have a bath. I am not sure… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Drain the Water, Keep the Dog.
They all sound alike. When we hear them, the memories get thick like the soup that this colder weather makes us crave. Those yellow school buses have started their daily routes down our streets with engines roaring and brakes squeaking. Though I don't have kids getting off and on them anymore, they still drive many… Continue reading Just Like Mike, Simply Begin Again.
I am about to be a pet-parent! The joy and anticipation are overwhelming me today. You see, I asked for this to come true approximately 50 years ago. Now, on Monday, July 1 my sweet puppy, Crowder (yes, named for our favorite singer David Crowder ) is coming to live with me. This hope, now… Continue reading An Answered Prayer: 50-Years in the Making.
It is one of those perfect days here in Minnesota where the spring sun is shining and earth is calling for some seeds. My brother, who took over our family farm is hearing the loud call to get his planter out of the shed but sadly, with all the rain we are having, he has… Continue reading Hands in the Soil
Oh how I hate them. The phone rings so I go to answer the call. I don't recognize the number but it has a local number so I push the red button and say Hello. Then there is the pause, and I realize I've done it again. Given in to another Robocall. The Robocall is… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts- The Robocall to Worship
My husband is a collector of pocket knives. This means that we have knife magazines on our coffee table and pocket knives sitting our our bedroom dresser. This often leads to discussions on what he likes and dislikes about those knives. I know more about pocket knives than I ever thought I would. Recently he… Continue reading In Need of Review: A Friday Christian
Onlookers in prayer and tears I, along with so many others have been deeply stirred by the images coming from the Notre Dame fire. I watched as the church burned and it was like the heart of France was on fire. As thousands of devoted French people expressed deep sorrow at what they saw, I… Continue reading Thursday Thought- A Church on Fire…