Antique faith is still in style

Antique faith is still in style

I’ve often wondered if Chip and Joanna Gaines influenced the newfound love of decorating with antiques. There is something uniquely interesting about enjoying something our grandparents, even our great-grandparents, would have used. Charles M. Sheldon published a book...
His most important book

His most important book

My husband, Jim, and I were on our daily walk last summer when he told me he thought he had written his most important book. I asked him why. The title of his book, The Coming Tsunami, surprised me, and we started there.  I’m usually the one in our relationship...
A simple yet profound witness

A simple yet profound witness

I was preparing to teach when I ran across some powerful quotes from Mother Teresa. Her words prompted this post.  I am spending the month of January with a focus on our witness to the world. I’ve always appreciated a strong biblical sermon or lesson that teaches...
Same God, new year

Same God, new year

It felt good to put the last box of Christmas decorations in the attic and shut the door. I love the newness of January. Every year God hands us a winter reset and we need it. Almost all of my plans for the Christmas holiday blew up and we had to make quick...
The last blog post of 2021

The last blog post of 2021

Another year comes to a close.  We began this year with hope and expectation of a vaccine, and we end the year hoping that vaccine is good enough for the next year.  World news continues to offer uncertainty.  I’m privileged to write this last blog post of...
A moment with Christ

A moment with Christ

The shepherds “went with haste” (Luke 2:16) to look for the baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. I took some time this week to join them.   I thought about what it would have been like to look for Jesus, the baby an angel had told them about. So,...