An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story


Burnt Chicken

September 29, 2016

Recently I was challenged by an old journal entry from 2006: “Yesterday I went to Hungry Henrys.  I had Chicken Alfredo.  The chicken tasted burnt, but didn’t look burnt.  I thought they must have cut off the burnt part and served the rest – but the burn had tainted the flavor of the chicken.   We’re like ... Read More »

When things turn out all wrong

August 4, 2016

Sometimes you think you are doing things right, and it turns out all wrong. In studying for Sunday School recently, I encountered the story of David bringing the ark of the covenant home to Jerusalem.  The ark was an incredibly important piece of the Israelite’s worship.  It was supposed to be in the most holy place ... Read More »

Don’t Forget

May 31, 2016

We just celebrated Memorial Day. It is a day set aside to remember those who have given their lives for our country. Over the years, though, it has come to mean a day set aside to remember all of those who have gone on before us into eternity. It’s a day to say I remember ... Read More »


August 2, 2015

I’ve been working in my garden a lot lately.  There’s always something to do out there.  Watering, weeding, harvesting, pruning, spraying, so much to do to maintain a healthy garden.  This year has been a great year for gardening.  The harvest has been overabundant! Living in Southwest Kansas means that my garden has sandy soil.  ... Read More »

The Widow’s Son

May 21, 2015

It’s amazing how much the Word of God speaks in a different way when your heart searches it for answers.  Things that I had read many times before suddenly took on a completely different meaning after the accident.  When that happened, I underlined and dated the verse in my Bible, sometimes adding a note to ... Read More »