A couple of dear, longtime friends lost a child last week - much too soon. Any time a child dies before the parents, it is much too soon. And this child was murdered. A life violently interrupted, ended, destroyed, is hard to comprehend and beyond tragic. I told a mutual friend that for such a … Continue reading On tragedy and hope
This song plays on my car's audio system pretty much every time I get in the car and drive any distance. I love it. I love the words of encouragement and inspiration. Here is a person wrestling with the "why" of his life. Why do certain things have to happen? Why this tragedy? Why this … Continue reading Remind Me You’re Here
I'm continuing sharing portions of my 'mini-retreat' talk that I gave at Nellis Air Force Base. This is one of 5 psalms we experienced at the women's retreat the day prior, a Saturday. (If you missed yesterday's entry from same, I invite you to go back and read that … Continue reading Psalm 91
As many of you know, if you've been reading my blog, I have gone back to school, to finish my grad degree in Theological Studies. Well, I have a take home (closed book on the honor system!) midterm exam for my History of the Old Testament course. I have not had a lot of time … Continue reading What I’ve Learned So Far
If you've been following me for more than a couple of weeks you know I love my contemporary Christian songs. Here's the latest. It's called Why God by Austin French. Watch the video. It's very moving. Love the song, of course. I actually like his little monologue prior to the music video the best. When … Continue reading Why God?
Last Thursday my husband and I headed out to Kansas Our son just took company command in the 1st Infantry Division. We're so proud! And we were so happy and grateful to be there with him and his lovely bride who is also an Army officer and awaiting her company command in the new year! … Continue reading I believe in traditions
“The grand essentials of Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” - A. Chalmers This wonderful truth caught my attention today as we mourn the loss of two high profile individuals this week. The world lost celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to apparent suicide in separate incidents. And, as nearly … Continue reading Searching for Happiness, Searching for Meaning