And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping and said to Peter, “So you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) If there had been coffee shops during Jesus’ time, I’m convinced He would have taken one look at the sleepy faces of Peter, James, and John at... Continue Reading →
Does God Listen to Poor Kids?
If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 As a 10-year-old child, Joe thought life was one long struggle. For... Continue Reading →
Do you look for miracles in life?
Every Sunday I post a devotion that reflects my belief in God and His place as Lord of my life as a Christian.And when Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that... Continue Reading →
Christian Devotion — In the Midst of Fear
I wrote this devotion after reading a diary kept by a friend during a hiking trip to Europe. From that same diary I wrote two other stories – both religious -- about Sharon’s thoughts and feelings during her travels. All were published with her permission and I gave her copies of the published articles. I hope this blesses... Continue Reading →
What’s In Your Bag?
"…Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. Luke 12:33 ** It scared the wits out of me for years. ”They knock your feet right out from under you,” said one friend. “Don’t walk in alone,” advised... Continue Reading →
Indy Author Fair Offers Opportunities for Writers, Readers
Recently I was honored to be chosen to participate in the Indy Author Fair. It was held at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. The Indy Author Fair is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library. The fair was free and included other free activities including a... Continue Reading →
Cradle of Grace
“…and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger.” Luke 2:7. Many people today display a Nativity scene during the Christmas season. The tiny figures of Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and a sheep or two surround Baby Jesus, asleep in a manger. The scene looks... Continue Reading →
Pie Crust Promises
For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise]the LORD! Psalm 117: 2 Many of us will eat pie for Thanksgiving this year. This devo features not just the pie but pie crust. Please remember to thank God for everything in your life, even the difficult parts. I’m... Continue Reading →
"Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies." Psalm 8:2 Our family had trekked around San Francisco for five days and my legs felt like lead. My husband was tired too, but he had wanted us to hike Muir Woods before going home. Our 11- and 13-year-olds... Continue Reading →
Calvary Lutheran Church Helps Students Read
For the past year I’ve interviewed pastors of local churches as part of a new weekly column established by my local newspaper. This story was one of those columns. I particularly like the fact that members of the congregation have dedicated themselves to reading to children at a local school. What a vital part of... Continue Reading →