Sailing Away

March, 2010: Aboard our Boat Profound Grief, Profound Faith Saturday Rich and I attended a memorial service and committal at sea for our friend Clay. His wife and my husband have worked together for 24 years. Clay fought cancer for a year and a half before being called home on August 23. He was 50 […]

Broad Shoulders

Put Me in, Coach! As you can see in this photo of my grandson Cadence and me, I have broad shoulders. The fact was first called to my attention by a substitute teacher who loudly announced it in my tenth grade U.S. history class. I was mortified. These days, though, God often puts them to […]

Brothers in Arms

The Shield of ScriptureIn my last post I hinted at the spiritual warfare that our friend Steve faced as he prepared to visit us last week. I was circumspect because I had not yet discussed with Steve his wishes regarding my blog posts about him. This morning Steve and I spoke on the phone and […]

Seeing the Shining Light

Stirred, not ShakenHave you ever had the opportunity to spend time with someone whose gift of discernment is so finely tuned that within minutes of meeting someone, he can see that person’s heart and speak precisely to the individual’s needs? God works through people like this in ways that move us, inspire us, and strengthen […]

Comfort for All

Comfort in a Small PackageA young friend of mine is grieving the loss of a young man whom she loved. Wounded while serving in Afghanistan, his heartbroken family chose to remove life support after waiting and praying for signs of recovery for nearly three weeks. The day after his death she sent me this story: […]