An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

Easter Sunday Morning – Jesus is Alive!

April 1, 2018

It had been the worst few days of Mary Magdalene’s life. As she walked through the quiet city streets, the weekend’s scenes replayed over and over in her head. Every moment forever engraved in her memory. “He’s gone. Jesus is gone.” The agonizing words pierced her very soul. She had watched him die in agony. ... Read More »

When Your Faith Fails

March 13, 2018

Recently, when studying the life of Peter, I stopped in my tracks at a verse I’ve read many times before, but not actually absorbed. “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your ... Read More »

Teach Me to Live

January 11, 2018

Yesterday, the sun shone brightly, and the temperatures gave no reason for a coat. While I drove from place to place checking things off my errand list, my favorite Christian station played on the radio. I listened to Joni Eareckson Tada tell her own tragic story – a diving accident which left her paralyzed as ... Read More »

My Dad

December 7, 2017

Today is December 7. The day Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941. The day which drove our nation into World War II. But for my family, the day signifies so much more. ... Read More »

Momma and her cup

September 19, 2017

The farmhouse sits silent without Momma. It’s a long process – going through a lifetime of her things in my childhood home. Each item, each piece of paper, full of meaning and memories. The rest of my life and responsibilities have been pushed aside as my heart focuses on the things that represent stories of ... Read More »