An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

When God does the Inexplicable

April 25, 2020

When God does the inexplicable. Spring 2020. It’s a season few of us will ever forget. Instead of baseball team practice, more dads played catch in the backyard with their sons. Rather than going to school as normal, many teachers sat at tables in their kitchens with laptops open trying to engage students who would ... Read More »

A Change Worth Making

March 31, 2020

Change is hard. That’s the theme of life right now. In nearly every aspect of our lives we are facing change – school, work, church and home. Even family relationships are being affected because many are not free to be with the ones they love, and others are now cooped up together! I’ve always enjoyed ... Read More »

Highlights of Israel – The Mount of Olives

February 26, 2020

Stories filled my mind as I sat on the Mount of Olives. The view was spectacular. From here I could see the entire Temple courtyard. In Jesus’ day, the temple stood in its glory in the center of that courtyard, approximately where the golden dome now stands. Jesus spent a lot of time with His ... Read More »

Highlights of Israel – the Western Wall

January 22, 2020

Many of you have asked me to share more about my recent trip to Israel. I am delighted to do so!  It’s an overwhelming feat to begin writing about it because I learned so much in such a short period of time. And then there’s the fact that I took over 1400 pictures!  Don’t worry, ... Read More »

Swaddling Clothes

December 24, 2019

There’s nothing sweeter than a tiny baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, nestled in my arms. When I close my eyes and imagine that moment when Joseph placed Jesus into Mary’s arms, I see her face relax, and a gentle smile grace her lips. It no longer mattered that they traveled all day on a donkey, ... Read More »