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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...

Friendship

A friend is a person you know well and are fond of. Someone you can depend on when you’re going through deep waters. Someone like Jonathan, the son of Israel’s first king, who became David’s best friend. How many of us can claim to be a friend like...

Reflections on 9/11

Each year, we remember 9/11/2001 as a “defining moment” in the history of the United States of America. A lot has changed since that fateful day eleven years ago. I still sense that we’ve lost something precious to us – security, peace,...