When Storm Clouds Gather, Press On

I’d been watching for a window of opportunity all morning. The weatherman promised a ray of sunshine or two and I could really use it. After struggling through November and December, I was craving sun on my face. (God really meant for me to be born near a tropical beach. I just know it. Somehow, my parents …

On Being an Original, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”: Writing for 31 Days

Today’s “God-Spot” was captured just down the road from our home in rural Indiana. I hope that as I share this reflection, you will be inspired to look for the “originals” in your life. One of the great blessings of certain friendships is that they enrich your life simply by the sharing of life. Such …

“Music Soothes the Savage Beast” or Something Like That

I had no fear of turning 60, but I must admit I didn’t expect to spend the momentous day laid low with a nasty stomach virus. At least I had the empathy of a six-year-old friend:  “Oh, dear! ” exclaimed my buddy when he found out I was sick. “Mrs. Lochamire won’t be able to eat …