Show AND Tell.

On the morning of my assigned ‘show and tell’ day in grammar school, I grabbed a funky looking, turquoise ash tray from our hardwood coffee table in the living room. Mom said she’d purchased it on a trip to Mexico during a time when it was fashionable for a lady to smoke. As hoped, my […]

Where’s Home Anyway?

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him and we will make our home with him.” John 14:23 I’ll never forget my mother’s repeated plea. As she succumbed to increasingly tangled thoughts in her brain, no thanks to Altzheimer’s disease, she’d stare at nothing on the wall, […]

…Until the Nest is Upset.

“It sounds so easy to talk about “resting in the Lord” and “waiting patiently for Him” until the nest is upset.” Oswald Chambers, July 4 I’m pretty fond of my nest, thank you very much. In it, I’ve placed my husband, my four children, my girlfriends, my little community, the holy huddle of my church […]

The Devil’s Got Binge Eating Disorder.

The enemy boasted, “I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils;  I will gorge myself on them.”  Exodus 15:9 I’ve discovered another problem with the Devil. He has Binge Eating Disorder (BED). According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, 2013,, individuals with BED display some or […]

The Last Penny.

“I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”  Matthew 5:26 In Matthew’s gospel story, a man was being taken to court by his adversary (def:  “One’s opponent in a contest, conflict or dispute”). The guy was at risk for being tossed into prison unless he settled […]

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