Panning Out and Living Ready

During the 1950s Cold War, the U.S. circulated civil defense DUCK AND COVER propaganda as a readiness measure should a nuclear attack occur. Duck and Cover drills were practiced in schools, instructing students to duck […]

The Daily “DOs and DON’Ts”

The other day, I found myself mentally composing a laundry list of all of the things I don’t love above this stay-at-home order our Governor recently imposed upon our state. Suddenly, I find that I’m […]

The REAL Deal?

I recently heard a podcast by Rick Warren in which he posed the question: If being a Christian was suddenly outlawed – would there be enough evidence to convict you?” This probing question reminded me […]

Pothole Prayers

It’s something we’ve all likely encountered at one time or another. Maybe even something that’s caused you a bit of grief, time or money if you met it head on. I’m talking about potholes. One […]

Ready for the “Just In Case”

Here it is again … the start of another New Year. Where does the time go? It seems as though just yesterday we were all freaking out about Y2k. How is it possible that nearly […]

Disobedience, Blessings, and God’s Will…what???

Do you remember that old song from Sesame Street? The one that says, “One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn’t belong, Can you tell which thing is […]

Living Unpredictably

I’m a pretty predictable person.  I don’t like surprises throughout my day.  Instead I prefer the steadiness of a routine, knowing what’s ahead is far more exciting than not knowing, being prepared for what the […]

A Wink and a Prayer

Sitting in a darkened movie theater I was unable to focus my attention because I was worried about whether I’d remembered to close my garage door when I left the house. I was also troubled […]

My Refuge and My Strength

Recently, someone close to me, someone that I love and thought I could trust, turned her back on me. She gave me no explanation, she gave me no warning, she simply packed up her belongings […]

In God’s Hands…

Years ago when our son was little we bought him a gerbil, who, according to the immense knowledge of the local pet store employee, was a male.  Much to our surprise several days later we […]