Welcome Spring: In Celebration of Kathy

The last time I sat in the kitchen with my friend, Kathy, I could see her trays of seedlings lined up under grow lights in the next room. Inch-high heirloom tomatoes and peppers, melons, herbs and who-knows-what-else held the promise of sun-warmed produce in the months ahead. I held my friend’s cold hands that day, rubbing her fingers …

My Friend’s Journey with ALS: 31 Days of Selah

“He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.” Joshua 4:24 My friend, Kathy, is living with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive disease that affects nerve cells. Recently, I shared what I …

Eyes of Faith: It’s All About Perspective

I’m losing my hair. Bald spots, skillfully hidden by my hairdresser, have been showing up randomly for about a year. I’ve been told it’s alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease. The loss also might be linked to thyroid disease or to a medication I took following breast cancer. Or maybe gluten. There isn’t much I can do …