I am From–A Poem About Place

I am from doughboy pools and homemade Barbie houses from Huffy bikes and Helms Bakery donuts. I am from three sisters to a room and broad green bermuda lawns. I am from bright sandy beaches and weeping willows whose drooping green sheltered me from California's sun. I am from Coppertone and Sun-In from Helen and [...]

Why Gray is Better than Black and White

"It is possible to enjoy Me and glorify Me in the midst of adverse circumstances. My light shines most brightly through believers who trust Me in the dark."   Sarah Young, 'Jesus Calling.' I grew up in Southern California, the land of pavement, palm trees and perpetual sunshine., All that blue and bright color became [...]

What It’s Like to be Married Forever

My husband and I are busy empty nesters (although a college grad with a whiz bang journalism job is renting our furnished basement apartment). We look forward to our Sunday mornings which hold the promise of worship and fellowship which feed our souls. One recent Sunday while my husband was in worship, I hung out with [...]

Summer is for Listening

"My soul, wait silently for God alone; for my expectation is from Him." Psalm 62:5 "How slow many are to learn that quietness is blessing, that quietness is strength, that quietness is the source of the highest activity--the secret of all true abiding in Christ! Let us try to learn it and watch out for [...]