Antidote for Fear

Years ago, John and I witnessed a murder involving a mafia-type group. They knew where we lived. Through an informant,…

Mind Control

There has always been injustice, inequality, untruth, and turmoil. These things can be Lord of my day unless I choose to…

The Real Deal

“We’re retired,” John and I say to each other every Sunday afternoon, “for the next thirty-six hours.” And then we…

Confessions of the Heart

An Open Letter of Confession: Our church is getting a new bathroom. Only those who’ve guzzled three cups of church…

In Season

Summer, winter, spring and pumpkin. What’s not to love about Fall? Pulling out this season’s sweaters is like greeting old…

Stranger Things

“Stranger danger” was a repeated discussion in our house when the kids were growing up. After one particularly arduous conversation…

Sweet Life Lesson

I have been living in the dark ages; —like first-layer-of-an-Oreo-cookie-dark. Oh wait—I can’t say that anymore, based on the vanilla…

Raw, Hard Facts of Life

We just got home from being out of the country a few weeks, so maybe it’s cultural shock, or jet…

Tribal Mentality

“I am SUCH a Loser,” I said to myself as I closed the book about a woman in Papua New…