Roaring Twenties — The phrase brings to mind flappers, fringe and long beads; rising hemlines; jazz; Art Deco; economic prosperity; movies, telephone, automobiles, radios all gaining popularity. In the first year of the 1920s women received the right to vote. The date: August 18, 1920. My grandmother turned 38 years old the next day, and […]
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Are You Suffering from Touch Starvation?
We’ve been forbidden human touch. We’ve become afraid of human touch, but we’re also missing it. In these days of COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing extending far beyond the two weeks to flatten the curve, we’ve had one of our most basic needs stripped from us. Basic needs are usually considered to be water, shelter, […]
“Trees of the Field Clap Their Hands” — Celebrate the Glory and Mercy of God in the Midst of COVID-19
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth […]
Encouragement to Trust God Always — Straight from His Holy Word
We’re all looking for encouragement in these uncertain and difficult days. Whether it’s COVID-19 or any other challenge you or your family faces, God has loaded His word with many promises. HE is ALL we need — our peace, our protection, our provision, our healer, our joy, our salvation, and way, way more. Please find […]
Keeping Your Balance in the Midst of COVID-19
Do I dare mention it again? COVID-19 is everywhere. When you’ve put in nearly seven decades of life, you’ve seen shifts in direction in many facets of life and culture. Some are better than others. My life having personally touched lives of those born at least as far back as the 1880’s. I’ve heard first […]
Why Choose Life
Discussions of “Why Choose Life” often become quite heated. God’s Word and today’s advanced science* points us to life beginning at conception. Over the thousands of years (yes thousands) women have had abortions, a recognition existed, that they treated the absence of something — their time of the month, rather than eliminating a baby. Abortions […]
July 20, 1969 – What Do You Remember?
Man walked on the moon! An amazing moment in a time riddled with controversy and contradictions. (And based on the photo here, an airmail stamp was just 10 cents. Do you remember airmail?) My friends and I graduated from high school a few weeks earlier and faced a world of unrest and anti-establishment rhetoric and […]
Rainbows of Living Water
God expects much from His followers, because the world expects much from us. October 2002 my husband and I traveled to Vermont expecting to be greeted by a glorious display of God’s artwork in the vibrant color-drenched, God-painted autumn foliage for which the area is so famous. Instead we found leaves turned brown and falling […]