An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

When Your Life Becomes an Open Book

July 20, 2018

Words escape me. It’s been such a long journey. A lifetime really. My heart is pounding with both anticipation and a mixture of fear and joy. The book is finished. The contracts are signed. Soon it will become a reality. My life will become an open book to all who wish to open it. ... Read More »

Tending the Roses

June 16, 2018

This morning I put on my favorite soft, worn-out jeans and curled up in my study chair. I looked intently at the empty chair across the room. It was time to have a long talk with my Lord, and I knew it. Emptiness had been edging into my heart for quite some time. I talked ... Read More »

Unexpectedly Broken

May 3, 2018

I flitted from room to room in my house, focused on my list of things to do, but distracted by both my phone and the clock. “I can’t seem to finish anything today,” I moaned to myself. Suddenly a loud pop interrupted my thoughts. I froze in place. “What in the world was that?” I ... Read More »

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 »