Mary and Martha and Me

When I Was a Turkey Several years ago our family tried a Thanksgiving experiment. Instead of buying our Thanksgiving dinner, we only priced it and sent the amount to a mission. We then asked God to give us a meal from His own hand that we could see was especially from Him. In our minds,Continue reading “Mary and Martha and Me”

Wrapped in Nothing But a Bedsheet?

The powers-that-be have just dragged her from the bed of a man to whom she is not married. Perhaps all she is wearing is a bedsheet. Perhaps he is one of the powers-that-be. Nevertheless, there she stands, exposed, before her authorities. They do not care about her. They do not care about right or wrong.Continue reading “Wrapped in Nothing But a Bedsheet?”

September 28th

I repost this, now and then. Today’s the day…. Today would have been my mom’s birthday. She would have been 84. Life was hard when my mom was a kid. People had very little in the way of excess. She told us of having only three outfits: one for church, one for school, and oneContinue reading “September 28th”

She Came Crying, Begging, and Trembling…

It happened during our tiny tornado that passed over us and never did a bit of damage except for felling one oak tree in the woods. We saw the clouds coming. We knew the predicted danger was upon us. Watching it was like watching time-lapse photography. I’ve never seen clouds approach so fast. We were ready.Continue reading “She Came Crying, Begging, and Trembling…”

What a Rush!

3/14/14 – Reposting this to honor the man. This is not about speed. It’s about that rush I get when I teach. Sometimes I say my bones are aching and it helps if I teach. Ever feel that way? I think it’s maybe being part of the Creation process. When I see the lightbulb comingContinue reading “What a Rush!”

Your Feet Keep Growing

Your feet keep growing. I never knew that. When I was 18, I was 5½ feet tall and wore a size 7 shoe. Now days, I’m most comfortable in a 10. I can hardly believe it. I’m no taller, some heavier (110 lb. was too skinny), but my feet probably have added a pound, themselves.Continue reading “Your Feet Keep Growing”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Hands

About a month ago, someone plowed our garden spot. Then he tilled it. Then he harrowed it. Then he marked it into rows. Then he planted and planted and planted. Onions, cabbages, corn, tomatoes, all are out there. Everything is growing. The corn is two inches tall. Last night, I got this gorgeous posy: ItContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Hands”