I opened 2019 with a word of the year: FEAR. I wrote about wanting to face fear head on--face pride head on--and grow in my fear of God. How do we know when are truly fearing God? Do I have to feel the awe to be experiencing it? I don't really know if I fear … Continue reading Un-Afraid?
Small wonder that in all the eras of earth He came to Roman rule Roman roads lead everywhere While Roman discipline amplified The utter helplessness of captive humanity: Pax Romana could not offer peace on earth. Small wonder that Jews being humans They called Mary a harlot for they'd Only failed to hear or forgotten … Continue reading Small Wonders
Back in the old farmhouse, Grandma kept a cactus garden. A clear Rubbermaid tub about two feet by three feet and ten inches deep was home to a small log cabin, a china woman, a forest of cacti, and one precocious brown plastic squirrel. My five-year-old brain was absolutely fascinated. Another world lay nestled in … Continue reading Small World
Weekday morning, sitting in my row, Sun warming wood to a burnished glow, Soft and silent this sanctuary here, Waiting, expecting Sunday. Weekday, morning, I must sit still, Listening to the Father, if I'd do His will, Stopping to be silent and sanctuary here, Waiting, expecting Sunday.
When will we ever learn that letting go is not the same thing as giving up? When will we ever learn that our lives are most under control when they are out of our control and in God's? When will we ever learn that sometimes the best way to love people is to do nothing … Continue reading When Will We Learn?
Anecdotes and observations from a summer job picking, sorting, and selling strawberries.
Once upon a while ago (about three or four years) my mom ventured into the world of making sourdough as a healthier alternative to regular baking. This was my first introduction to the process and it was brief. I do remember making some delicious puffy pancakes from the excess starter. Important Fact: In order for … Continue reading Sourdough Stories