As The Mother of a U. S. Army Soldier

First published Monday, August 8, 2011, republished in honor of Veteran's Day. I am grateful to say that my son came home from Afghanistan, was honorably discharged from the Army at the end of his service, is now married and is pursuing a college degree. Thank you, Nathaniel, for your service. Friday, as we were... Continue Reading →

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Lamentation

First posted in December 2012, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Yesterday morning, yet another heartrending mass shooting took place. Evil rampantly violated the worship of God's people in a rural church only 37 miles from where I sat in church with my family. Worshipers were ushered from their pews straight into... Continue Reading →

Burden and Blessing

Originally published Friday, July 25, 2014 Because I'm not so good with the putting-the-words-together-thing in real-life with real-live people, I often wish I had a pause button so that, when stumped with a question or statement that demands a clear and thoughtful answer, I could step away from the conversation and give more thought, prayer, a... Continue Reading →

What Does the Lord Require?

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) Several years ago, I visited a church built in early 1900’s (or earlier) in Reading, Pennsylvania. As I admired the patterned... Continue Reading →

The Rapture That Wasn’t

Originally published May 22, 2011. It seems that every day there are more reasons to long for our Lord's return. So much heartbreak in the News and in the lives of those we love that is crushing or numbing, or both. I pray that we are driven ever more to prayer as we await our... Continue Reading →

Have Thine Own Way, Lord!

Monday Memories Originally posted March 2, 2016, This came to mind as we revisited this subject in our Sunday school class again yesterday morning. I have a hymn winging through my heart as I go about my several quiet tasks at home. Of course, I can't remember all the words, but the refrain and the... Continue Reading →

Words, Words, Words…

Monday Memories Originally published August 17, 2010, and still holding true today. My love for words keeps me reading, fuels my writing, and has led to my owning more books than I can possibly read—but I can hope, can't I? My love for the Word of God also continues to grow, and has found rich rewards... Continue Reading →

We’re Not from Around Here

Monday Memories Originally posted April 20, 2011, we have moved again, after seven years in our Pennsylvania home, to Texas! I have felt again the sentiments expressed in this post, as milestones have continued in the lives of those friends we left behind, the lives of our new friends, and our own. We now have... Continue Reading →

Slaying Giants

Monday Memories Originally written in 2008, this post came to mind as I spent the weekend with the victim of the incident described at the "Parent's Weekend" hosted by his University where he is flourishing as a student. The youngest of our five children, Isaac is now a Freshman in college, living six hours from home, and is too... Continue Reading →

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