An Exciting Journey

When I attended the annual Writer’s Conference last month, I took a workshop led by Allen Arnold about learning to create with the Creator. As part of the workshop, Arnold handed out journals in which he had written a message. Each person received a different message; no names were attached to the journals […]

Trust Me as I lead you to a place beyond your best expectations. --God

"It's time to act, God!"

Impatient Children

      We spent the weekend with two of our grandchildren. We all had a great time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and the Mall of America.      However, as we left the last store, we (the adults) stopped to look at a sale item. And one tired little […]


When We Ask ‘Why?'”

With the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 having just passed, we are reminded of all those who lost loved ones in that tragedy. And we look around at people we know who are grieving recent losses or looking for a job or going through a divorce. Why […]

"Why, God?"

Labor Day hands working

What Is Labor Day?

       A character in the Sunday comics this week mistakenly thought Labor Day had something to do with pregnant women.        That made me chuckle, but it served as a reminder of how little we know about this holiday.        Most of us think of it […]


Why Jesus Didn’t Use a Computer

If computers had been around in the first century, the Bible might be shorter. Not because God had less to say, but because technology can get in the way. The New Testament writers would have run out of time waiting for the Geek Squad. For a Boomer who grew up […]

Computer with question

Weeds

Weeds Thrive on Neglect

Just over a month ago, I bragged on Facebook about finally getting shrubs and flowers planted to landscape our three-year-old home. Then we were gone for a month for a mission trip and vacation. We returned to find a forest had engulfed our house that would require the entire Narnian army to slice […]


Watching a Fire

They call it “Bush TV.” In remote parts of Africa, far from modern civilization, people still gather around a roaring fire before and after dinner. They sit and gaze into the flames, conversation rising and falling with the fingers of fire. Topics range over the day’s events, plans for tomorrow, […]

Fire

Truth or Lies?

Promises, promises

Who can you believe? Airlines “promise” to get you to your destination on time. But most of them only succeed 85 percent of the time. And even to meet that, they have to pad their flight times. You’re happy if you arrive on time, even though you had to wait […]


Nurturing New Life

I am not a gardener. Never have been, don’t think I ever will be. My husband accuses me of having two black thumbs. I do get a little bit of pleasure out of planting a few flowers, but I hate weeding. And don’t ask me to pick vegetables! (Strawberries, maybe, once […]

Leaves breaking forth

The water that I give will become a spring welling up to eternal life. John 4:14

The Paradox of Water

Water is the source of life, but it can also be the cause of death. While part of California is burning due to lack of rain, people in West Virginia have died because of historic flooding. In our part of Iowa, we’ve had less than twenty percent of the average […]