The Divine Name Change

“Why did you have your name changed?” I asked Roger.
“I wanted to have the same name as my father,” he replied.

Assurance + Promise: Part I

In less than a week, the youngest member of our family, Shalom, will undergo surgery to straighten her eyes. She has had very poor vision and strabismic amblyopia, a condition which causes her right eye to turn inward, every since her first set of immunizations at 3 months old.  I am amazed at her courage…

That Salsa Jar Smell

As I reached up to the cabinet to obtain an empty jar in which to pour my newly boiled  bone broth, I opened it and took a whiff. “Yep, still smells like salsa.” I tried again with the sauerkraut jar, same thing. However, when I smelled another jar with no lid, nothing. No smell whatsoever.  Wow, what happened? Science teaches us…

Your Gift is My Gift

“My goal is to help you understand something you’ve never understood before.”–Dan Celia, founder of Financial Issues Who doesn’t love a good rags to riches story? There is something wonderful that happens to our psyche when we hear about the humble beginnings of the wealthy and accomplished people we admire. Their stories of vision and determination give us…

What Two Weeks of Cloudiness Taught Me

Let me share a bit of information about me—I LOVE sunny days!  This past week’s weather has given us more sunny days than we’ve had in a long time.  It had been cloudy for the past two weeks so when I looked outside and saw those blue skies, I considered them a gift from above–literally!…

Leave the (Mouse) Trap Out

About two months after moving into our home in Virginia, my daughter spotted a mouse while sitting in my office upstairs. My husband broke the news to me and I wanted to make sure she wasn’t just seeing things. “Did you actually see a mouse or something out the corner of your eye?” I hoped. “Ok,…

It’s Snowing!

The weather forecast promised it. My daughter prayed for it and now, it was finally here…SNOW!  I sat on the couch in my office savoring the last moments of my morning quiet time. I knew it wouldn’t be long before my youngest daughter would come in, speak excitedly about the snow and, you guessed it…ask me…

Jesus and Trump: Dividers of the People

I am not a political person, would not normally write about politics, and care not to discuss politics outside of my family, but I was reading a verse of scripture one morning that directed my thoughts so clearly to this election that it was hard to ignore.