Marie Wells Coutu

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 […]

Cloudy Eyes, Blurred Vision

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 […]

When Billy Graham Hung Up on Me

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

The Hardest Four-Letter Word

"I will protect you because you know my name."
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 […]

Who Will Rescue Us?

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 […]

Does God Care About Football?

You can't blend in when you were made to stand 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 […]

The Wonder of Standing Out