A love of creation is ingrained in me, and has been for as long as I am aware. When I was very small, I remember creation in the form of an orchard and my little garden plot. As a teenager, I remember it in the form of mountains with gardens on the sides, bamboo forests, and a Bird of Paradise ... Read More about The mere edges of His ways
Since we're in touch with the whole world (seriously, the whole world .... I was able to watch a Papua New Guinea tribal wedding through Facebook this week), it's easy to be concerned about the whole world. What shall I do to help them? What can I do? What should I do? What... ...and so ... Read More about But where was I to start?
In my closet, I have a collection of verses like this one -- verses that remind me to trust, to remember I'm not doing this battle alone. When I'm especially down and the world is wearing me to the bone, my eyes will stray to this verse on my closet wall. He'll guard me from the evil one. ... Read More about a faithful guard
Our college-age gal left two days ago for a Summer of adventures in Alaska. She's volunteering in our nation's national parks and wildernesses. I believe she is the first person of either side of our family - I'm talking generations of Americans! - who has ever stepped foot in Alaska. She is our ... Read More about Knitting with our pioneer – from 4,000 miles away
In a moment of discouragement, I scribbled on a paper, "Realize how brave you are." I wrote it again, and I have that one on my bulletin board. It's easy to get discouraged. I have to fight it often, as I'm a fairly scatterbrained person and usually unsure of what to do. I always ... Read More about Realize How Brave You Are
A childhood friend and I texted late into the night recently. We had a heartfelt discussion on how much things that happened when we were children still affect us decades later. As children, we were faced with bigger trials than our children will know and the consequence is that we'll ... Read More about burn the ships