An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

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 »

Starving to death

February 9, 2017

I watch the television series “Alone.”  This season, there were 10 individuals who were left in isolated places throughout Patagonia, in the southern end of South America.  Their goal is to survive as long as possible by themselves.  They have a few tools given to them, but basically they must live from the land, build ... Read More »

Nothing is Impossible for God

January 14, 2017

I’ve had some amazing conversations lately.  I’m working on writing my autobiography.  As I talk to people who have impacted my life, or have walked with me through our shared circumstances, memories of what God has done have overwhelmed me.  Truly, nothing is impossible for God. One of those memories is of a man who ... Read More »