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About November

Do you remember the song “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof? The hauntingly beautiful song was sung during the wedding of the oldest daughter as the parents think about how quickly time passes in the years with their children. “Sunrise,...

The Creator’s Reflection

“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 Do you sometimes look up at the heavens on a clear, starry night and wonder at the number of stars, the formations of the constellations, and the vastness of the...

Egg Roll

From the White House, to school yards, to church lawns — it’s time for Egg Rolls and Egg Hunts. It’s Easter! Kids enjoy getting outdoors in the fresh spring air to play games and seek sweet surprises. As a child, I enjoyed coloring real hard boiled...

A Winter’s Tale

The icy lake lies deep and dark, a secret mysterious prison. Descending fingers of ice from tree branches, forming lacy shadow-patterns on snow as the cold winter sun breaks weakly through gray clouds, point to the white-encrusted , landscape. Winter holds life...

Celebrating Christmas

A friend once asked, “Why can’t we do for others all year what we usually do for Christmas?” She was referring to the extra out-pouring of generosity so typical of this season. I think we make an effort to do more for others at Christmas. In our...

A Birthday, a Celebration, and God’s Provision

On Friday, November 15, 2013, Rylen Darrell Lynch celebrates his second birthday. Two years ago Frank and I flew to Fort Worth, Texas, to be there for his birth and to attend his funeral. Born with hydrocephalus, which the doctors thought had prevented brain tissue...