Easter: A New Covenant

  Memories of the week leading up to Easter stretch back into my childhood. I was blessed to grow up in a home where we read the Bible and attended church regularly. Like any family we had problems, but the foundation for my faith developed from hearing the Word of God. In past years I… Continue reading Easter: A New Covenant

It’s About Religious Freedom

On Monday night our PBS station aired a documentary about Pope John Paul II. As I watched I was remembering the discussions that I had with my daughter about the Theology of the Body (writings by Pope John Paul II). Julia was attending Marquette University and was introduced to the Theology of the Body, God’s design… Continue reading It’s About Religious Freedom

Bright Colors in Albuquerque

We visited the Botanical Gardens in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   The   viola (or johnny jump ups) were blooming. In the conservatory, a Mediterranean flower exhibit was a vivid mix of bright colors.   Taking a walk through a neighborhood I saw this cross on a door. It is a reminder that we are in… Continue reading Bright Colors in Albuquerque

Solving Social Problems or Shining Light in a Dark World?

Every summer I visit Calumet, Michigan. At one time it was the center of the copper boom with a growing immigrant population. Both of my grandfathers emigrated from Finland and worked in the copper mines. I know that Calumet had many bars to serve the immigrant workers. So it is with interest that I am… Continue reading Solving Social Problems or Shining Light in a Dark World?

Daffodils, Crocuses, Flowering Rosemary, Oh My!

Spring is coming to the southern states. I am enjoying the colors that are brightening the landscape. And I wish rosemary grew as abundantly at my home as it does in New Mexico!      Linking with Friendship Friday,  A Little R & R,  Seasons, Tuesdays with a Twist , the Homemaking Party and Sue’s Wordless Wednesday

Covenant in the Bible and Perspectives on the Family

This month our women’s Bible study is beginning a study of the covenants recorded in the Bible.  Chapter 17 of Genesis records the covenant God made with Abram and Sarai. With the establishment of the covenant God changed their names to Abraham and Sarah. Having recently been in the New Testament it brings to mind… Continue reading Covenant in the Bible and Perspectives on the Family