She Wouldn’t Turn Back

Ruth, a former Moabite woman, impacted each of us.  Although she lived 4000 years before us, her choices affect us today. The Moabites were descendants of Moab, the son of Lot (Abraham’s nephew) from an incestuous relationship with his own daughter.  The Moabite people were pagan; they did not worship Jehovah God.  So how did Ruth, a Moabitess, come to be in the genealogy of Jesus Christ?! That’s an interesting story.  There is a famine … Read more

The Hazy, Lazy Daze of Summer

School is out, and summer is here! What are you going to do all summer?  How do you keep your kids from getting bored?  Where can you find things to do that will occupy your time and the time of your kids?  How do you teach your kids that life goes on, that summer isn’t all about them, and that they can make their own memories without constantly needing to have something to do? I … Read more

Tune My Heart

  We each have our monuments – our times, places, and ways of remembering.  As children of God, we also have altars: places where we have met God.  In the course of Biblical history, many altars and memorials were erected.   This was how God’s people confessed sin and offered praise. It was not only a way of life for God’s chosen people; it was a command.  It was how He kept tuning their hearts. Over … Read more

Cream Cheese Fruit Delight

Cream Cheese Dessert. This is a great dessert, no matter which season of the year.  I grew up on this dessert, and someone almost always brought it to family reunions or church potluck dinners.  It’s one of those dishes that keeps people coming back for more.   We referred to this as Cherry Delight because it was often made with cherries.  Sometimes we made Blueberry Delight.  I’ve changed the name because when you’re making it … Read more

See You at the Finish Line

  May, 2015.  It’s hot in Florida, but this is where the race begins.  It’s also where it ends.  One hundred miles in the Florida sun.  The Keys 100. Running is a sport our youngest son has embraced.  Along with the rest of his family, he recognizes that runners are a breed of their own.  Running has its own culture,  yet it’s a culture that includes much helpfulness and service. On this trip, one of … Read more