And They Lived Happily Ever After

And They Lived Happily Ever After

When I was a little girl, my favorite stories were all those romantic fairytales produced by Walt Disney. Cinderella goes to the ball in a beautiful gown and falls in love with the prince. After dealing with the mean stepmother, they live happily ever after. Snow...
My Imperfect Journey Upward on the Golden Slope

My Imperfect Journey Upward on the Golden Slope

“This is the way! Let’s go!” Like the pearl merchant in Matthew 13, I have also found Treasure, the Golden Slope to Heaven. I scramble up the Golden Slope, falling on my face dozens of times, but I’m heading in the right direction. If only others would follow! I want...
Advent: Waiting for Treasure

Advent: Waiting for Treasure

December 1 marked the beginning of Advent this year on the Christian Church calendar. Advent. The season of anticipation, of expectation. We take time to remember how Mary and Joseph awaited the birth of Jesus. This chosen couple knew their son was special, but they...
Can Our Loved Ones See Us From Heaven?

Can Our Loved Ones See Us From Heaven?

A lot of my friends—at home, at church, on Facebook—have lost family and close friends recently. One  lady has mourned the death of her son for over a decade. The hope of her child in heaven watching over her brings some comfort. Which is why we want to know the...
Are We Almost There, Lord?

Are We Almost There, Lord?

Growing up in the Air Force, I endured a lot of long car rides. We drove to a new home every few months, eventually stretching that to every three years. We drove to visit family and old friends, hours and hours rolling past flat lands or hills or mountains. We always...

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