It Wasn’t Perfect.

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Following the fourth of four ballet auditions for a summer intensive program, my daughter emerged from open double doors within the lobby. She was in the company of several other dancers. I fixed my gaze on her face, studying it for those signs. You […]

It’s On My Calendar.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5   Last fall, a dear friend texted to mention that my birthday was coming up. Warmth billowed inside my chest. A smile stretched […]

Building a Wall.

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy… Hebrews 12:14a Mrs. Snow, a secondary character in the book, Pollyanna* (E. H. Porter, 1913), is a miserable woman who spends her time lying listlessly in a sickbed, planning her funeral. It seems she wants to die. And, dang, if she doesn’t […]

HOW Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? All together now… A:  To get to the other side.  Okay, so I know the chicken crossed the road. Or at least I assume and hope she did.  But here’s what I wonder… Assuming the chicken did, in fact, cross the road, how did she get to […]

My Hand is Frozen

But He (Eleazar, one of David’s mighty men) stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword. 2 Samuel 23:10 During colder months, I suffer from a condition called Raynaud’s (Ray – nodes’) ( My mom had it, as do a few of my sisters. It’s […]