Do I Have to Pray for My Enemy?

  The lawsuit against Dave’s father had made front page headlines in the small-town newspaper. A man of integrity and exceptional work, he was going to be taken to court by a disgruntled former client. Dave and I didn’t mind that the news hit the papers because all court information was public. What hurt was that some people actually believed the article and charged him as guilty before it ever went to court. They assumed … Read more

Arrival is a Reason to Celebrate!

    She called it her Arrival. Today, it has been twenty-four years. She has missed so much – but not as much as we have missed her! When Mom arrived in Heaven, she had a baker’s dozen grandchildren. Now there 29 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a few more on the way. No one can ever be completely prepared for the inevitable end of life, but Mom helped prepare us as she prepared herself. No … Read more

Oatmeal Bread

Hands down, this oatmeal bread is my husband’s favorite homemade bread.  I got the recipe from his aunt Sue, who got it from her sister Edna. I’ve seen oatmeal bread recipes in many cookbooks over the years, so I don’t know from where it originated.  I don’t make it as often as I make other bread, so every once in a while Dave has to remind me that this is his favorite, and he wonders … Read more

Did We Love Him Enough?

      I couldn’t wait to get back to my house. It was less than ten miles from here to there, and I couldn’t put the miles behind me fast enough. Dashing into the house and running to our bedroom, I collapsed on the bed, stuffing my face in a pillow. Then I cried. I wept tears as I prayed. I’d dropped my son’s friend off at his house, the blue ribbon he won … Read more