I have so much to do today. I bet you do too. And I know we need to be productive and busy doing the “works God has prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).  So, I started out my day with a large, ambitious list that included writing this blog. Usually I sit down […]

Good Medicine

When Sadie, our Golden Retriever, came to live with us it was because we had tried everything else. Despite our efforts and that of medical science our then ten-year-old son, Daniel, hadn’t been able to gain any weight since he was three. In fact, he was so medically fragile that he couldn’t attend school. Daniel […]


 When was the last time you just yelled out loud with sheer, unfettered joy?  Sometimes when I am sitting in church it is all I can do to keep quiet. I want to holler, “YAY GOD! You are so AWESOME! And then to my fellow Christians,”Hey guys, we are singing about GOD! You know, the One who is […]


 I’m a waterbaby. I grew up on a lake in Flordia and my husband would tell you that I have water in my veins. Like the mermaid in Splash I just can’t go very long without seeing, touching and hearing water. I crave being near or in water almost unreasonably. As the deer pants for streams […]

Great Delight

I have about 30 photos of our oldest son on his first day home from the hospital. That is not unusal for first time parents, but what may be a bit unusual is that all of them are of him asleep, sitting in an infant seat in the middle of our tiny living room. I remember that day […]

Complete Joy!

  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete     —Jesus speaking to his disciples in John 15:11  The “this” in the verse is the story of the vine and the branches. Jesus had just told his disciples that he is the true vine and we are the branches. He told them that […]

Just a Little Bit

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”….Philip answered him, “Eight months wages would not buy enough for each one to have a bite!”…. Andrew spoke up….” Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and […]