2 Kings 22:3-7 In the eighteenth year of his reign, King Josiah sent the secretary, Shaphan son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, to the temple of the Lord. He said: “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest and have him get ready the money that has been brought into the temple of the Lord, which the doorkeepers have... Continue Reading →
On the Road Again Soon: Hallelujah!
With our tax refund, we have paid for our trip, which will begin in the middle of May. I love it when the whole trip is paid for before we leave. I don't have to worry while traveling about missing paying the bills on the first of the month. This time last year, my life... Continue Reading →
Keeping the Promises We Make to Ourselves: Wordle 601
I define Genving as the art of making promises to oneself regarding one's dreams for the future. It is a call to the life that we want to live. The suffering of depression has ended. No more tears stream down my face. The skeletons of the past that bound me Have been blocked in every... Continue Reading →
I Can Testify
2 Corinthians 12: 8-10 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s... Continue Reading →
Finding a Safe Landing Spot!
From our birth, life is full of times when we need to find safe landing spaces, occasions when we seek places where joy abides. Like the birds, sometimes it is tricky to identify the best places to land, so you take what you can get, while contemplating your next move towards finding that sweet spot.The... Continue Reading →
Enduring the Hard Times Can Be a Gift!
Living through the most physically and emotionally painful days of your life gives you a appreciation for normality. The back surgery in August was meant to be simple, with two weeks of intense pain, and then with some physical therapy, I would be back to normal. But in my case, there were complications, namely the... Continue Reading →
Remember to Use Bug Spray When Walking Outside
I have heard throughout my life that troubles come in threes. This year seems to fit the cliche very well, as I prepare my heart and mind for back surgery on August 5, 2022. The time I spent in the hospital this year really shook me, because at the time, I had been dealing with... Continue Reading →
A Thought on Our 18th Anniversary: Will My Interracial Marriage Be Overturned?
In Abruzzo, Italy in 2019: Learning to cook Italian Today is our 18th wedding anniversary, and I wonder if it will be our last? Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I think we have cause to worry about the power given to nine people to determine just what having "life, liberty, and the pursuit of... Continue Reading →
Finding Hope and Salvation in a Garden: Sunday Devotion
John 19: 41-42 (CSB):There was a garden in the place where he was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it. They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish day of preparation and since the tomb was nearby. El Huerta Del Cura Garden, in Elche, Spain 2018... Continue Reading →