Lost! I Need a Map

The traffic on the expressway was light and I was enjoying the book on tape.  Suddenly a road sign for a town that was past my destination      appeared. I had missed my exit. I had to keep driving until another exit came up. Then I pulled over to a small shopping center to… Continue reading Lost! I Need a Map

Favorite Gluten-free Muffins (and they are easy to make!)

Why are so many people choosing to eat gluten-free? What is the problem with gluten? People with celiac disease experience a change in the intestinal lining as their body tries to digest gluten. Other people have a gluten sensitivity. A number of theories suggest the reason for the increasing number of people experiencing a gluten… Continue reading Favorite Gluten-free Muffins (and they are easy to make!)

Seeking Truth with Prayer

Each day, as I listen to the news I am deeply saddened. What is happening in our country? The reports of violence and death shake our sense of security. I think about my grandchildren and the world they are growing up in. Social issues and politics have become so divisive. It seems to me that… Continue reading Seeking Truth with Prayer

Berries, Cherries and a Beetle Infestation

It is a good year for berries and cherries. I have been harvesting cherries, raspberries, currants and gooseberries. My cherry tree and berry bushes have been delightfully full of fruit. It is also a good year for the Japanese beetles. I have had some every year.   It has been my practice to check the… Continue reading Berries, Cherries and a Beetle Infestation

Ezekiel on Heart of Stone and Heart of Flesh

It was good to hear President Obama quote from Ezekiel 11:19 during the memorial service for the slain Dallas police officers. He was expressing the hope that the people of this country can come together and put aside past hurts and prejudice to resolve our problems. I share this hope. It is helpful to look… Continue reading Ezekiel on Heart of Stone and Heart of Flesh

A Bluebell Bellflower & the Rocks and Waves of Lake Superior

“Grandma, come see the blue flowers I found.” I followed my granddaughter along a rocky path, as waves pounded the shore of Lake Superior. A light wind brushed against my face. The leaves on the birch trees rustled gently. There they were, bluebells, growing in a crack between the rocks. God created the majesty of… Continue reading A Bluebell Bellflower & the Rocks and Waves of Lake Superior

Decision Was a Sad Day for Women’s Health

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This letter was first published on the editorial page of the Daily Herald on July 3.  I was sorting through my thoughts about the Supreme Court decision when I wrote this: Is it a victory for women? The Supreme Court overturned a Texas law that would have required safety regulations for abortion clinics. Two years… Continue reading Decision Was a Sad Day for Women’s Health