After a lifetime of using words to express my thoughts and emotions, it seems strange to struggle for words. But for the last six months or so, that’s been the case. Writer’s block? No. Just no motivation to write. I don’t know if it’s the battle with lyme disease robbing me of expressiveness, or just […]
Every day I come across articles about the dangers hidden in our everyday foods. There are pesticides, GMO, artificial sweeteners, toxic chemicals, contamination. I definitely take an interest in this topic. Why? Because I like being alive and don’t want to shorten my life unnecessarily by ingesting toxic substances. I appreciate the warnings about what’s […]
Got an email this evening from some company telling me my web development company had won an “American Economic Leadership Award.” Since my company is relatively small, I wondered how this organization had come upon my name, etc. There was a photo of a nice acrylic award with my company name etched in it so […]
Driving past a cemetery last night I was startled to notice lights among the tombstones. At first I thought they were just reflections from some of the polished markers, but I looked a little closer look and saw that they were actually lights. Some were solar lights pushed into the ground and others seemed to […]
For the last three weeks our family has been on the road, driving from Virginia to British Columbia and back again. We’ve seen majestic mountains and huge crystal lakes, acres of cornfields, vast expanses of dessert and open areas of sagebrush and rock. It’s been a wonderful trip.
About 30 years ago my husband and I felt called to sell everything and become debt-free, so we could engage in full time ministry. We put everything up for sale and prayed and waited. A series of miracles happened rapid-fire as our business and houses sold. Debts were paid and we made our big move […]
Three months into our home church experience and counting. Our little group ebbs and flows, between 15 and 20 people. We have all age groups, and it really feels like “family” when we get together. For the first time in decades we eagerly look forward to the weekend and our meetings.
I know the media is freaking out over Ebola being diagnosed in the US, but we really need some clearer heads to prevail. Yes, Ebola is a terrible disease. But so are cancer and AIDS and ALS. Look at the chart above. If I told you there was a 0.02% chance of rain tomorrow, would […]
It’s been about six weeks now since we left our local church and began meeting at home. You would think that we would be having a lot of adjustment issues to the sudden change in things we’ve done every week for more than 40 years. But the truth is exactly the opposite. We couldn’t be […]
In keeping with the theme I started some time ago about ripples in our lives, I thought I would share the latest “wave.” We have begun what some call “simple church” which really means church in our home. After 40+ years of leadership in a traditional church setting, we are testing the waters with a […]
From the I Needed A Laugh department. This afternoon I got a spam e-mail that looked very official, from “Chamberlain College of Nursing” that spelled the college name as Chamerblain in the “from” line. Yeah, that’s the kind of educational institution I want to work with… If they can’t teach English, spelling, or accuracy, would […]