angeles crest

Uncategorized May 26, 2021

One Thursday I find myself sitting by the side of the road.  What am I doing here?  I’ve thrown a lawn chair and my journal into the back of the car and headed for the hills.  From whence does my help come?  

The sun is out, and it warms me, warms the earth as it...

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missional marriage

Uncategorized May 19, 2021

Yesterday was our 47th wedding anniversary.  One thing that has enabled us to survive the “better and the worse”  is that David and I have a “missional marriage”.  What do I mean by that?  During our earlier years together, we were literally...

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lessons from the bottom of the pool

Uncategorized May 12, 2021

A couple of years ago, my husband ordered a Rebel robot to vacuum our pool.  Whenever the filter is running, it roams around sucking up leaves and other debris that sink to the bottom. 

My daughter wrote a short story chronicling my relationship with this little robot entitled,...

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peaceable kingdom

Uncategorized May 05, 2021

The kingdom of forever
   won’t have predator or prey.
Peaceful the mountain dwelling
   that last restorative day. 

Mosquitos will not torment,
   nor the dreaded Tsetse fly;
termite mounds in Africa
   untrampled by rhinoceri.

La llama will lie with...

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old hand

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2021

Whose hands are those?  Whose thinning hair
and small eyes, drab, but mischief-merry?
Who is that crone whose energy flags,
who can’t keep up with all I used to do?
I’d fret, and yet
I’m a grandma soft, my contours
plump enough to nestle up to
as I snuggle little ones into a book,...

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magic cakes

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2021

Elijah in the wilderness
Fleeing from an evil queen
In his despair he lay down
Under a broom tree
Wanting to give up and die

Twice the Lord came
Twice he left a cake
Baked on a rock
A cake and a jar of water
And Elijah ate and was filled
More than filled, he was fortified
What was this magic cake
That said...

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dialogue with my daughter

Uncategorized Apr 14, 2021

That tiny little bundle of a babe turns forty years old this week.  As most of you know she also recently published a book: “All the Time: Daily Devotions Finding Faith in the Everyday Moments.  In honor of her momentous day, I present this imagined dialogue with my...

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resurrection's happened...thanks be to god!

Uncategorized Apr 07, 2021

“When Lazarus was raised, Jesus wept, and I’m betting Lazarus wept too.”                              Charles Stanley

Healing is happening all the time, yet we barely bat an eye.  We’re...

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living by the law....but which one?

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2021

God’s people of the first covenant were given ten rules by their Lord.  They then multiplied them into thousands—hedge around hedge of regulations to govern and restrain them from breaking the first ten.  We as Christians could be guilty of doing that too, with our...

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Uncategorized Mar 24, 2021

My son-in-law asked me for a hug.  I’d just been hugged by his oldest son Campbell, and Ben wanted some of that action.  So, masked and standing in my family room, we hugged while Campbell looked on.  It was the first such hug in a year, I think.  “For everything...

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