What’s Your Nightmare?

Do you ever wonder where your weird dreams come from? The other night, I dreamed I was supposed to act in a play. Now, my second major in college was drama and I’ve been in numerous productions. But in this dream, I had signed up to work backstage managing props. […]

Stage of my dreams

Cross equals Love

I Don’t Know Love

Maybe I don’t know love at all. There’s an old song to that effect, and as I sat in Easter services this past weekend, I realized how true it is. Oh, I love my husband immensely, and I know he loves me. I love my children and my grandchildren so […]

The Grave Is Not Sealed

Shocking news came this morning of the sudden, unexpected death of a sweet woman I had only begun to get to know. I’m saddened, especially for her daughter and other family members, but also for those of us who were blessed by her life and looked forward to spending more […]

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 […]

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 […]

New bedroom floor


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 […]

Tape measure

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. […]

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 […]

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

God cares for you.

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 […]