Love Me on Tuesday

In case you’ve been distracted with more pressing matters, let it be known that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! The retailers are in full gear: hearts and flowers everywhere; fancy heart-shaped satin boxes of chocolates; piles of bagged heart-shaped candies with special messages; a sea of red in the greeting card sections; and, yes, the […]

Building God’s House

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. (Psalm127:1) Dear Friends, You may have noticed that image (a representation, an impression, mental picture or idol) in our culture has become a preoccupation and often an occupation. A recent article that ran in The Wall Street Journal reported a growing trend […]

Is Anybody HOME?

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds. … Teach them to your children when you sit at home and when you walk along the road …” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19) Do you ever wonder how much of our technological advancements are really advancements? It would seem most households could be run remotely these days. In the […]

A Memorable Gift

 “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession. And through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” II Corinthians 2:14 If you haven’t yet found that perfect gift for your beloved or other dear ones, here’s a thought: a fragrance. I understand this is not a new […]

Echoes of Eden

A Survival Guide for the Election Season and Beyond

As we go through this heated, nasty, hyped-up election season, do you ever feel like you’ve been exiled to another planet? Or that you’d like to be? While fiery rhetoric is not new to our democratic process, the coarseness on the campaign trail this season seems to have dropped to a new low – a […]

God’s Call to Women

Instruments of Peace

Each man will be like a shelter from the wind, and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. Isaiah 32:2 Father, your Word restores my peace and brings refreshment to my soul. (Psalm 23:3) You remind me that evil is […]