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A NEW BEGINING

A NEW BEGINNING Commencement, new beginnings. We had a lilac bush growing in our yard when we moved in two years ago. It looked, well, pathetic, but it still had leaves, so I wanted to give it another chance or two. This spring I finally told my husband, “Cut it...

A TIME to WAIT

A TIME to WAIT When a baby’s hungry, he experiences hunger pains and demands to be fed, usually with cries that increase in urgency and volume, until he is satisfied. In keeping with the agricultural imagery in Scripture, James uses the farmer who has to wait...

Caregiving, It’s Hard!

I prayed that God would make it possible for me to spend more time with my mother during her waning years. God answered my prayer, and I now live about 5 miles from her home. I’m not a full-time caregiver, but I share some responsibilities with my brother by helping...

Facing Fear

What do you fear most? Failure Ridicule Rejection The dark Snakes or spiders, or both Dealing with the past Death Something else Although there are persons we may call fearless, most people fear something. Often fear is healthy because it keeps us out of trouble. For...