Weekend Reflection: Fierce Joy

    7 I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. 8 I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will […]

A Basket Case

Following Step by Step I am not “crafty” by nature. My cousin could take three dead leaves, a popsicle stick and two pipecleaners and create an object of beauty. A friend’s handmade Christmas cards are an annual treasure. Me, I sew. So when my daughter became engaged, I offered to sew a pillow for the […]

Safe and Sound

An Encounter with GraceWe live on a narrow street in the rural foothils of Southern California’s coastal plain. The postal service does not attempt to navigate the roads in our neighborhood; instead we are provided with a post office box. The post office is not far from our home, in a small shopping center that […]

Was that God, or Luck?

Recognizing God’s HandI don’t envision God sitting on His throne with a cosmic joystick, controlling every minute detail of my life. Sometimes stuff happens. Sometimes we get lucky. And of course free will plays a role in our lives. So how can we tell when God’s handiwork is responsible? It’s helpful to think both of […]