Cloudy Eyes, Blurred Vision

The eye medication I use at night gives me cloudy vision. Once I put it in, there’s no more reading in bed. But if I forget to use it, by the end of the next day everything looks blurred. The blurred vision probably comes from working on a computer so much […]

New bedroom floor

Life Under Construction

We recently completed a home improvement project–replacing the flooring in our bedroom and bath and installing a new pantry and linen cabinet. My husband, admiring the finished product, said, “This is nice. I’m not used to things not being under construction.” Slight exaggeration, but partly true. Until a few years […]


I should have gone. I could have gone. But I was too timid. Now I regret that I did not attend that once-in-a-lifetime event. I wasn’t expected. No one noticed that I wasn’t there. But it would have given me bragging rights. Is my regret for not going due to selfishness and […]

When Billy Graham Hung Up on Me

Thousands, perhaps millions, of words have been written about the impact of Billy Graham’s life, especially in the last few days since he went home to be with the Lord on February 21. There’s little I can add other than a few of the precious memories from the 15 years […]

Measure Once, Cut Three Times

Yesterday was one of those days. My hubby and I were working on a project to finish the new floor in our bedroom. The new flooring looked great but we needed to install baseboard trim. My job was to measure and fit the pieces, while he would do the cutting. […]

Tape measure

Whoever claims to love God but hates a brother or sister is a liar.

The Hardest Four-Letter Word

February. It’s the month of Love. Advertisers are bombarding us with images of chocolates, flowers, diamonds, and even cars as potential Valentine’s Day gifts. The Winter Olympics, that symbol of unity among athletes regardless of nationality, takes place this month–and we do love our Olympic stars. Even during the Super […]

Why Do You Bother with Me?

“I don’t know why you bother with me.” That’s what the inner-city, troubled gang member said to a teacher who was working to keep him in school. I heard this story a few days ago. At 14, the boy fit all the stereotypes of a kid who would grow up […]

God cares for you.

"I will protect you because you know my name."

Who Will Rescue Us?

This morning’s news carried the announcement of a major earthquake off the Alaska coast, with tsunami warnings and watches for the coastlines from the Aleutian Islands to California. The tsunami turned out to be less serious than at first thought, but meanwhile, thousands of people no doubt wondered how they would […]

Does God Care About Football?

The Minnesota Vikings made a spectacular play in the last seconds of the NFC divisional playoff game Sunday, delighting their fans–including me–and stunning and disappointing New Orleans fans. Comments by players after the game made the rounds on social media. After receiver Stefon Diggs made a “miracle” catch and ran for the […]

You can't blend in when you were made to stand out.

The Wonder of Standing Out

I saw the movie Wonder for the second time last week.  It still made me tear up. If you haven’t seen this film about Auggie, a boy with a facial deformity who goes to public school for the first time at age 10, you should. The story is so good […]