The Take-Out Conversation

13. April 2011 Uncategorized 0
I have these conversations all the time. Sometimes they involve someone else, but most of the time the dialogue goes back and forth in my own head. I call them “take-out conversations” because they quite simply take me out. (Actually, I got this term from my friend, Kristin.) Something is said or a thought goes through my ...

No Grace or Wisdom?

11. April 2011 Uncategorized 0
I have a confession to make. I threw my alarm clock outside this morning at 4:30. It’s funny, but some days I have so much grace and other days, I just don’t. Some days I can see God’s hand and blessing and other days I wonder if I’m just crazy and unable to set boundaries ...

In the Dark with Jesus

My alarm clock walks on four legs and meows. She doesn’t take “NO!” for an answer, and she is rather annoying until I succumb to her wishes. Most mornings she wakes me around 5:00 or 5:30. But there are days, uncanny days when I really don’t need to be up early, when she lets me sleep. ...

Vouchsafed

For three things I thank God every day of my life:thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works;deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith;deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to–a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song.                                                                                Helen Keller I ...

On my walking route in our neighborhood, there is a path that goes through a wooded area and opens up to two man-made ponds. I love walking around the ponds because there is always something fun to see. Last year I watched a family of ducks grow up before my eyes. Mom would take the ...