Is Medical Research Supporting Planned Parenthood?

For the past five months I have been studying the book of Acts. The book provides a picture of  the early church,  the work of the Holy    Spirit and the challenges that believers faced. Times and circumstances are different now, but the challenges are similar. When we pursue truth we will encounter pushback. The… Continue reading Is Medical Research Supporting Planned Parenthood?

Garden of My Heart

The spring garden catalogues are filling my mailbox and I enjoy leisurely paging through the offerings.   I am beginning to make     choices for additions to my garden.   God has given us an amazing   variety plants and fruit bearing trees and bushes. Before long tulips and lilies will begin to poke… Continue reading Garden of My Heart

Responding to Confusion with the Bible

Through the women’s ministry at our church I have been able to watch some of the G3 conference, streaming live from Georgia. The topic of the conference is the Trinity, and I was pleased to listen to the preachers. All around us there is confusion about who God is, and about what the Bible says.… Continue reading Responding to Confusion with the Bible

Spiritual Mothering: Book Review

Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt was published in 1992. I have had it on my shelf for a while, but the time was right for me to read it now. I have enjoyed the examples of relationships provided in the book. The purpose of the book is to shine a light on relationships between women… Continue reading Spiritual Mothering: Book Review

The March Goes On Despite the Wind Chill Factor in Chicago

At times the wind chill on Sunday was -11° F in Chicago. Yet, many people turned out for the March for Life. The message was pro-woman, pro-baby, pro-life. A large group of college students were present. We were cold but in good spirits. Linking with Sue’s Wordless Wednesday

Why I Participate in the March for Life

Sunday is the March for Life in Chicago. For the past three years I have participated in the march that takes place in my community. This year our community is joining the Chicago March for Life. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to ride the bus into Chicago, and so I have thought about this.… Continue reading Why I Participate in the March for Life

Christmas Bells Still Ringing — from the Pen of a Poet

  Over the past couple weeks I have encountered Henry Wadsworth Longfellow twice. I picked up a coffee table book at a home I was visiting. The book had beautiful photos, enticing recipes and quotes from famous writers. One of the quotes was from Longfellow and I wrote it down.  I was touched by his… Continue reading Christmas Bells Still Ringing — from the Pen of a Poet

Pasties and Pickles for a Complete Meal

Over the Christmas holidays my husband I traveled first to Michigan where we spent Christmas with my mother, sister and brother. After a brief interlude at home we drove to a town west of St. Louis, Missouri. We rented a house near Lake Sherwood and all of our children and grandchildren joined us. We had… Continue reading Pasties and Pickles for a Complete Meal

One Word for the New Year

The practice of choosing one word  for  the  New Year  has been an    inspiration for me. Last year my word was gracious, and having this word in mind I was more conscious of my conversation and actions. I paused a little more, seeking kind words. I have been thinking and praying about one word… Continue reading One Word for the New Year