the testing of boundaries

the testing of boundaries

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16.11 (ESV) Five weeks after total knee replacement and my therapist thinks I’m doing great, but it’s hard work, and I...
power of the Blood

power of the Blood

On Monday, we take communion around our worn dining table after missing it on Sunday, share the hand blown goblet from Mexico filled with grape juice poured from small boxes. “This is His blood shed for you,” my husband says, and the five of us remember...
how we love

how we love

Lillee bounces down the aisle and slides into the pew like she comes to this church with us every week. She pulls a hymn book out of the rack. When time comes for the children’s sermon, she beats everyone to the platform steps and takes a seat next to Miss Jeannie,...
when you find it hard to forgive

when you find it hard to forgive

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father charged before he died, saying, ‘Thus...
on re-learning how to pray

on re-learning how to pray

Sitting there in the darkened room while the book study DVD rolled on the screen to my right, I experienced the most jarring realization. We’ve been doing it all wrong.  Since my children were babies, we’ve practiced the folding of hands for...
eyes of mercy

eyes of mercy

  The Keurig spills medium roast into my blue “His compassions never fail” mug. I wince because this brew was on sale, and if I’m going to drink coffee at all, I really need to spring for fair trade. I’m pretty sure this isn’t. I...