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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...

Holiday Musings

Some holidays – Christmas, Easter, and even Thanksgiving – I celebrate as a Christian, remembering what God has done for me. Other holidays are patriotic, such as Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, I celebrate them to remember sacrifices others have...

Words

Words are important threads in the fabric of our lives. I’ve heard the expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” True at times, but we comprehend that picture in terms of words. We think in words that attach themselves to visual concepts....

Why Do I Bother?

Why do I bother? Every year I ask the same question. Every year I do it anyway. Every year I plant a garden because I love to see things grow, And I hope to have fresh vegetables to eat and some to freeze for later. In the early spring, my husband plows up the garden...