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...
Tell Your Children: History Made Poignant When It’s YOUR History

Tell Your Children: History Made Poignant When It’s YOUR History

I woke up this morning to the voice of our local talk news radio DJ Tony Katz as he shared his experience and memories of 9/11. Oh, great, I thought. This entire day will be dominated by eighteen-year-old news. Depressing. Not my best moment. Tony’s next words...
5 Avenues of God’s Love in Our Lives

5 Avenues of God’s Love in Our Lives

I was supposed to be a Christian, growing up in a family who went to church. Mom, Dad, and four kids. I earned pins for Sunday School attendance. I believed in Jesus as the Savior of the world. And yet. Something was missing. An indefinable empty space. My rebellious...

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