• Just An Ordinary Day…Or Not

    Softly the night wind blows over the quiet hillside.  Tucked in nooks and crannies of the fields are a myriad of wooly, ragged sheep settling down for the night.  Soft bleats are heard as ewes seek out their young and find a location to lay their weary heads.  They are calm; trusting in the shepherds to watch out for any danger.  It is a peaceful, serene, ordinary place. The shepherds themselves are simple, common men.  None hold a prominent place in the community – in fact, just the opposite.  They are on the low end of the social scale and looked on with contempt by many.  Educated only in the…

  • 70 and 70

    The sparkle in her eyes is evident for all to see.  As she looks at her dear husband, the love shining there glows like a brilliant star.  Her bubbly laugh is heard throughout the day as she greets her guests and enjoys her special day.  She is a woman like few others – with a heart that reaches out to many and a merry disposition that cheers most everyone she meets. My mother-in-law is a special woman.  Even at 93 she is a go getter and a driving force in the family.  Her strong faith and deep love for people pervades her conversations and her actions.  Her 97 year old…