Hope: An Anchor

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A dropped anchor keeps a boat firmly in its location even when the water is churned up and weather conditions are on a rampage. Metaphorically it has come to signify stability and security. The word ‘anchor’ is used only five … Continue reading

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Cure for a Cruddy Day

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I woke up the other day feeling cruddy. It was a rainy, dreary day, my husband had a test at the hospital (which turned out to be fine), and I was awake during the night; yuk. Depression is not something … Continue reading

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Closet Full of Memories

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I’m at ThePerennialGen blog this morning, writing about decades of fashion choices still in my closet and the memories they evoke. My closet contains decades of fashion choices. Yes, I own a skirt that I remember wearing to work in … Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask About Entertainment

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Entertainment is often an expression of God’s gifts of creativity, storytelling, and beauty. But it can also provide mindless amusement, or damage our souls. How should Christians handle rapidly multiplying entertainment options in a God-honoring way? Here are five questions to … Continue reading

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Blind Spots

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The Chicago Tribune has featured recent articles on cultural blind spots. “That is, everyone is missing a cultural puzzle piece – a movie, a TV show, a museum, a play, a record, etc..” I’m not too worried about missing a … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Wisdom

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When I was young I dreamed that my entire family disappeared. They were no where to be found. It was a sinking feeling, and I was very happy to wake up from that nightmare to find my mother nagging me … Continue reading

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Do Not Despise Small Beginnings

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Today, our world is big. In the political arena, we focus on big stories dealing with people whose actions have enormous impact on our lives. Entertainment news tells us which movies, with big name stars, brought in the most money … Continue reading

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Career Do-Over

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What would you do with your life if you could choose a different career? One thing I’ve learned is that we could each make a contribution in a number of careers. My husband and I were happy in our first … Continue reading

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Escape to Fiction

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It is my habit to keep a novel at my bedside at all times. I haven’t gone to sleep without reading in…years. In fact, panic sets in if I’m close to finishing a book and the next one isn’t ready. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year! 2017 is history, and 2018 is a blank page to be painted with another year of happenings. The happenings of 2017 have colored our year, like most other years, with family and friends, work, rest, and play, … Continue reading

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