• Hiding Out

    Did you ever play hide and seek?  I remember long summer nights where all the young people on our block would play that game for hours together until it was so dark we could barely see.  We never played in one specific yard but for quite a distance down our street.  It was always fun to see if I could find the perfect hiding spot where I could sit with great delight and watch the others valiantly try to find me. Nowadays we often find ourselves hiding out for a different reason.  The news reports are full of negative Covid stories:  a celebrity gets Covid after his own birthday party…

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    I am an early morning person and I love going out to my garden in the cool of that time of day.  I find each journey outside a new adventure.  At times it seems as if things have sprouted overnight and I marvel at the wonders of God’s creation. As I move about, the sights and sounds inundate my senses – the massive bird chorus, the pink sky of the dawn, the squirrels chattering, the trees gently rustling in the breeze, and so on.  I find my garden to place of peace and contemplation.  While the work in my 1/2 acre garden is considerable, it is a place where I…

  • Confidence

    It’s amazing how much God knows I need something, even when I am not quite sure of it myself. But our God is a loving Heavenly Father who gently reminds me of what I require to regain healthiness and wholeness. I can’t recount the number of times that I have come across a Scripture passage in an unusual place – like a sticky note tacked inside a notebook or in a piece of Christian fiction I am reading – only to find it absolutely applicable to what I am facing today. And so it was this morning. Last summer, discouraged about diminishing job prospects, I filled a notebook with Bible…