Dance Anyway.

You turned my wailing into dancing… Psalm 30:11a The word DaNcE evokes romantic thoughts of celebration, fun, laughter — thus the reason it isn’t customary to dance at a funeral (even when said funeral is billed as ‘A celebration of the life of, say, Sally Sue because everybody knows Sally Sue is now dancing up […]

How the Farmer Waits.

See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. James 5:7 With the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey that slammed into the Gulf of Mexico last week, bringing a deluge of devastating floodwaters to the folks in Houston (aka my home town), […]

Choosing My Own Thickness.

“…I have learned to be CoNtEnT whatever the circumstances.“ Philippians 4:11b Years ago I was introduced to a woman who made her own whole wheat bread for her family. Through a co-op, she purchased large buckets of hard spring white and/or red wheat berries and ground them with a counter top, electric grain mill* into […]

Flavor of the Day.

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.  Joshua 24:15 Driving home from Virginia on a Sunday afternoon with my youngest daughter, we stopped at Subway. Hopeful…and pretty darn hungry… I scoped the […]

Re-Thinking Rest.

In those who know Him there is a quiet, restful strength which speaks of great depth of life. T. Austin-Sparks, On Knowing the Lord, 1930 The summer of 2009, I’d gone to Houston to help Dad bolster Mom’s nutrient intake. She’d been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and wasn’t eating enough. One afternoon, while prodding her […]