We took a walk in Moca a few days ago. We strolled down paths that were dry and seemingly safe. The river that runs through the community was muddy, but peaceful. It actually appeared to be composed and amicable. Truthfully, it was hard to believe that such a harmonious component of God's creation could cause… Continue reading A Time For Everything
After my dinner of cream of broccoli soup, I eagerly nestled under my blankets. I was tired. I knew the night would feel long and dreary so I wanted to get a head start on my sleep. Tonight would be the second consecutive night of hurricane winds. We are used to the howl of strong… Continue reading Someone Else
Matthew 19:1-12 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went down to the region of Judea east of the Jordan River. Large crowds followed him there, and he healed their sick. Some Pharisees came and tried to trap him with this question: “Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife for just… Continue reading God Help Us Now!
I can remember it so well, it feels as if it happened yesterday. The moment that I realized that our family really did move to another country. The moment when the reality of that revelation hit me was like the impact of a truck crashing into a building! I was trying to fall asleep and… Continue reading Help, I Don’t Want to Be Sad Anymore!
I stood before the mirror and took a deep look at myself. I noticed the black circles forming under my eyes. The "way back" forehead that made me the brunt of many jokes as a child. The defined cheek bones that run deeply in my roots. The beautifully darkened skin that speaks of my strength… Continue reading My Grandmother’s Weakness
Mark 15:5 But, Jesus said nothing, much to Pilates surprise. Jesus was under arrest. He boldly declares His deity when Pilate asked if He was the King of the Jews, but remained silent when His character was questioned. When the people questioned His actions, He was silent and calm. All to often, I find myself… Continue reading In the Silence…
I had rough year last year. Like some people, I was thrilled at midnight of December 31, 2016. The year was over. I wished away the sadness of that year as the clock struck 12! We all know that wishing away anything doesn't work, nevertheless I tried. It was a year full of sad surprises that… Continue reading Beauty For Ashes