Sunset

Sunset

It’s the longest day of the year. The sun is still hanging above the cornfields and the stalks are not tall enough yet to silhouette the sky The earth and sky touch with no interference. I stand on land that I knew as a child, my grandparent’s farm which is now my...
How To Have Wonder Woman Faith

How To Have Wonder Woman Faith

I read yesterday that Wonder Woman‘s film debut marked the biggest opening ever for a female director. There was huge anticipation for this debut and I might have been a little too giddy about seeing this movie. Some girlfriends and I decided it warranted...
Everyday Altars

Everyday Altars

 It leaves me speechless, awed, the enormity of the cross. The plaque at its base, rising 208 feet over the marshes, says that it marks the approximate site where Christianity was first  planted in what is now the United States back in 1565. The historical marker says...
8 Things My Backyard Garden Has Taught Me About Life

8 Things My Backyard Garden Has Taught Me About Life

In grade school my family made yearly summer vacations to visit our family in Iowa.   I remember going out into the backyard garden with my Grandpa Leo.  The dew still on the tomatoes and lettuce, we’d search for the perfect peas and the ripened tomatoes for the...
Dear Friend Who Doesn’t Like Mother’s Day

Dear Friend Who Doesn’t Like Mother’s Day

Dear Friend Who Doesn’t Like Mother’s Day, The greeting card aisle is going to be packed tomorrow at the grocery store- dozen of folks swarmed around to find just the right words to stick in an envelope. It’s coming Sunday: Mother’s Day. This...
Beloved Music:  A Gift for You

Beloved Music: A Gift for You

There is barely a moment in each day that I am not listening to music. When I write it’s instrumental Christian songs. In my office I stream Ellie Holcomb or if I’m in an artsy mood, Norah Jones. In my car it’s the local Christian radio station. ...

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