I Go to the Mountain

I run to the mountain; my feet swiftly go. I run to the hillcrest for this place I know. I run from the valley the noise and the fray. My heart seeks its peace on the hilltop, away. For there on the mountain my soul is at rest, and there I discover new strength for…

When Church is Hard

I went to church yesterday.  That isn’t unusual; I go to church every Sunday.  But yesterday, I saw the church at work, and I saw God at work in the church. At this stage in my life, I am itinerant.  My husband’s work moves him from place to place, and we set up temporary dwelling…

My Everyday Story

Leaves glisten in the sunlight. Trees stretch to catch each ray. Birds dart in the shadows. What a glorious day! Just to praise Him – lift up my voice, sing of His honor and glory. I will shout out, Jesus is King! This is my everyday story. Stream flowing through the woodland; Fish flit along…

Who Can be Trusted?

Psalm 139 Nothing in my life is a surprise to God.  He knew who my parents would be, and He knew where I would be born.  Long before I breathed my first breath, He knew the color of my eyes and what my favorite food would be.  He knew me before I was born, and…

What Was I Thinking!

Esau and Jacob – the twins.  Esau was born first, but Jacob was holding onto Esau’s foot when he came out.  Jacob’s name means ‘supplanter’ or ‘he who supplants’, and he pretty much lived up to that title.  Esau’s name means ‘hairy’, so you can guess what he looked like at birth. As they grew…

An Experiment for Good

The news and FaceBook are filled with stories of people in trouble.  People suffering.  Mental health issues.  Illness.  Many people in America are miserable. We don’t like our work, or we don’t have work. Our families are a mess, or we are alone. Churches are full of hypocrites, or maybe I am one. The left…