The Portugal Path

Bill and I love America. We often say how grateful we are we were born in a land with endless opportunities and freedoms … which is why we simply didn’t choose to move to another country.  With hindsight though, God has been preparing us over the years, through the little things for the large. But…

The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. Pablo Casals, cellist

We live in a land where children live abused and neglected. We have many services through our DHS and law enforcement officers along with community organizations working overtime with too few funds. They can only do so much because thousands of children live in our area with predators and abusers lurking . So what can…

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…

Pavlov Pegged Us

When my daughter Ari sent a text-photo of an Easter basket filled with Reese’s chocolate covered peanut butter eggs, I almost salivated in public. Now consumed with thoughts of those chocolate-peanut butter morsels, I automatically added them to my grocery list and couldn’t get to Wal-mart fast enough. I soon figured if I was going…

Swans on our Rhine River cruise--photographed in 2014

Friendly or Flirty? Part 2

  Friendly or Flirty? Part 1 is here. My husband Bill and I prefer nonfiction books that teach us through others’ life experiences and scientific research. We recently finished Unbroken, a powerful and harrowing life story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II POW whose rebirth in Christ mended his life and marriage. We then delved into…