Weekend Reflection: Still

Elaine. Tahaa, ISLV, French Polynesia. January, 2004. No workplace busyness, no jagged compaign rancor, changes the fact that He is still on His throne.  Linking with Sandy for Still Saturday. And with Deidra for The Sunday Community. Sit with us a while, won’t you?


Papaya Lonely

Papaya Tree. Longing and Fruit “I’d be happy just to sit here and watch you all breathe,” I tell my daughter. We’ve arrived at her home at Pearl Harbor for a ten-day visit and she is working up a sightseeing itinerary. We planned our vacation to visit her, her husband, and the boys. It just […]


You Can’t Always get What You Want, Part One

Feasting at Dorita’s House, Fifteen Years Later.  The Nemesis Sandwich: Pain Coco “Come on!” Dorita said, “we have to get to Tavana‘s (governor’s) house to pick up our pain coco (coconut bread)!” I slipped on my flip-flops and followed my hostess down the path that led to the gravel road circling our island. We’d been waiting […]


Urgent Request: We Interrupt this Blog

A Beautiful Church. Tiva, Tahaa, French Polynesia. January, 2004. Please Pray With Me Last week my third-millennium friend Charity shared her worry that her cancer has returned.  Yesterday, she reported that cancer once again has invaded her body. Will you please do this with me? Close your eyes, bow your head, drop to your knees, […]


Urgent Request: We Interrupt this Blog

A Beautiful Church. Tiva, Tahaa, French Polynesia. January, 2004. Please Pray With Me Last week my third-millennium friend Charity shared her worry that her cancer has returned.  Yesterday, she reported that cancer once again has invaded her body. Will you please do this with me? Close your eyes, bow your head, drop to your knees, […]