Feeding Your Dreams

It in August almost two years ago when I mentioned here that I wanted to go to the beach. Within a few days, a girlfriend invited me to go with her and her kids. My mind ran wild with joy as I packed a suitcase. She called back later apologetic, and withdrew the invitation, promising…

Tell Me Your Story

Teresa fills in this week while I’m on sabbatical, but I’ll be back soon. In the meantime, consider this… Have you ever played the favorite storytelling game “Remember When?” Seems I’ve played it for generations. Playing the game with grandmother, I learned about turn-of-the-nineteenth-century life and changes the twentieth brought to the world. I queried…

A Pocket Filled with Sunbeams

Writer Teresa Lund’s poetic imagery inspires and haunts and reaches into the universal memories that reside in each of us. A child’s simple wonder stirs joy and hope in my heart. It is my pleasure to share Teresa’s thoughts with you. As a young child, my daughter loved playing in the sunshine and hiking the…

Maintaining Shalom in Trials

It’s my sincerest hope that wherever you are, that you are warm, well and in good health. There seems to be a lot of information swirling around and not all of it good or helpful. Even if it looks bleak, you don’t have to focus on it. If you’re totally stressing, you’re completely justified. However,…

How I Got Up

How are you holding up? Where are you finding your strength over these trying times? What are you struggling with since the shutdowns and lock downs started? Normally, I don’t post in the middle of the week, but this is a bonus post for all my faithful followers. Since December, I’ve worked long hours from…

Keep Going

I have been at the end of myself more times than I care to admit. And, in talking with a friend last night, you’d think that someone who gets as beat up by life as I do, would have given up by now. But, I’m not a quitter. And I don’t know what that would…

From Innocence to Wisdom

Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of having several conversations with Teresa through LinkedIn. An amazing encourager, she has elevated me more than once with her kind positivism. As founder and creative director of His Creation Works studio and a fellow writer, Teresa graciously accepted my invitation to guest post. The Passage…

Powering Through

One summer, my husband I bought a Kayak. I’d done a lot of research and found an inflatable one with excellent reviews that fit our budget and space constraints. We had both canoed before, and Jack had once owned a sailboat. A kayak is a little different, and an inflatable differs from a hard body….

The Truth about Faith

I have a little surprise for all of you. This week the post is from a bright young man in our congregation, Yuri Weisberger. When I heard this message, I had to share it with all of you. If you like it, be sure to comment so we can encourage his writing gift. What is…

The Pear Tree

When my daughter was young, we lived on a small quiet farm that was nothing more that a house and some overfull storage barns on about seventy acres of land. The tiny white house stood back from a busy highway the length of a football field. After moving in, I noticed an apple tree at…