How Cartoons Taught Me About the Wild World Beyond My Fenced-in Backyard Until I Could Discover the Real Thing.

  In our old house with all of its charming characteristics, unseen openings allow entrance for mice. The first time I noticed pieces of oatmeal in a little trail leading to the door of the attic, I thought “How precious.” I imagined the animated mice Jaq and Gus in Cinderella with their cheek pouches bulging…

Gossip is not a lovely trait.

Proverbs 11:13 A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Proverbs 16:28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Proverbs 17:4 Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Proverbs 20:19 A gossip goes around…

No More Keep Away!

This month I share a God-is-good love story, Bill’s and my story that was in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game.  Unforgettable! One word out of many to describe this Sunday in July with its sweltering 101 degrees. Imagine me standing outside a friend’s rent house with Matt playing his newly invented game:…

Justin Bieber . . . You Won’t be Disappointed

What influence can one person have? How quickly can it change? He change? I share these thoughts from December 2012 with a December 2013 afternote: I’m sorry to say, much has changed in the outward behavior of Justin Bieber. I digress and sorry to say too that he has too. But read and learn . .…

Christianese and Other Languages

“Tricycle me, Pop! Tricycle me!” three-year old Elizabeth hollered while sitting on her red trike in the driveway. E’s little legs didn’t have the strength to push the pedals.  But Pop had plenty of strength, guiding her with the gentle push she needed to keep her rolling. Bill (Pop) mentioned later, “Children amaze me how…