How Are We Doing?

I’ve never experienced a time like this. There is so much turmoil in our world! The unrest, the uncertainty, the tension, and the antagonism are rampant. In some ways it is a unique time but in other ways, it isn’t any different than the days when Jesus walked this earth. Therefore, I cannot leave Jesus’Continue reading “How Are We Doing?”

Recognizable Joy

Years ago I attended the Boston Marathon…as a cheerleader. Keith and several friends qualified to race alongside thousands who had trained diligently so they could participate in this respected event. I found several spots along the runner’s route to cheer before locating the perfect spot overlooking the finish line where I could “people watch” asContinue reading “Recognizable Joy”

Fruit for All

He had so little time left. Of course, He would want to make every moment count. Every word He would speak, would be forever remembered as valuable. Jesus’ foremost commitment in His last hours was divided between praying to His Father and preparing His beloved friends for the future. And I am convinced that ScriptureContinue reading “Fruit for All”

The True Vine

From California to Italy to France to Portugal to Israel to New Zealand…I have visited many vineyards, thanks to Keith and friends. Therefore, I’ve had countless opportunities to ponder chapter 15 of John’s gospel. Jesus revelation of Himself as the true vine, me as His branch and God, the Father as the gardener has challenged andContinue reading “The True Vine”

Blessed Assurance

Last time I wrote, I revealed my wrestling in the past to understand God as a trinity. I’ve learned to accept that I don’t have to understand everything in order to believe what He has revealed of Himself in Scripture. Practically speaking, I know that when I switch on the lamp, I will see light,Continue reading “Blessed Assurance”

Like Father, Like Son

Yes, I’ve been forced to slow down because of quarantine lifestyle but I don’t think I have ever been so mentally exhausted. The unrelenting COVID-19, the tragic displays of injustice topped off with the constant political bantering have worn me out. I’ve struggled for answers as to how our nation has gotten into the messContinue reading “Like Father, Like Son”

A Look at the Past

(Photo is taken from the high school yearbook when I was a junior. I’ve been wrestling these last few weeks. I’ve lamented. I’ve tried to listen more than speak. And I’ve learned. I’ve fought against naïveté and the desire to look away. Yet I still have more questions than answers.  I am utterly overwhelmed byContinue reading “A Look at the Past”

What Color is the Dress?

Do you remember the most debated social topic of 2015…“What color is the dress? Is it black and blue or is it white and gold?” People were actually angry and fighting over who was right. Some people concluded, “What is true for you is not true for me. I see one color and you seeContinue reading “What Color is the Dress?”

The Road Less Traveled

I live at the end of a long country road. It is the only way to get to my home. If you wish to visit, you can’t randomly choose any road you want because no other road will guide you to my front door. You also can’t call my cell phone by punching in anyContinue reading “The Road Less Traveled”

Elbow on the Table

The day Leslie began her senior year of high school, I had an awakening. I panicked because I realized I had one short year left to teach her everything she needed to navigate through life without parents nearby. I promptly began her crash course on table manners. Every time her elbow landed on the table,Continue reading “Elbow on the Table”