Book Review: A Place to Land

Kate Motaung’s memoir is a story of God’s grace throughout the events of her life. She has a relationship with God that grows through her college years and motivates her to pursue missions. But she couldn’t know the great challenges she would face in the ensuing years. As she tells her story she takes the… Continue reading Book Review: A Place to Land

4 Bible Verses for a Spiritual Routine

The prompt for Five Minute Friday is: ROUTINE. The goal is to write for five minutes, inspired by this one word. To learn more about the community of writers led by Kate Motaung click here. Over the past couple weeks we have been traveling and spending time with family. We have changed time zones. The… Continue reading 4 Bible Verses for a Spiritual Routine

When the Church Responds to Foster Care Needs

On most Fridays I join the challenge to write for five minutes on a prompt given by Kate Motaung. Visit this inspiring community by clicking here. Today’s prompt is: PROVIDE My children are grown and married. Currently we are taking care of my daughter’s children while she and her husband attend a seminar and celebrate… Continue reading When the Church Responds to Foster Care Needs

Naomi and Ruth: Perseverance of Faith and Love

The book of Ruth has many insights into a life of faith. When our Bible study group read the first chapter together one evening I was struck by the part that Naomi played in Ruth’s pursuit of knowing God. Our study leader suggested that we imagine what Ruth might have said about her decision to… Continue reading Naomi and Ruth: Perseverance of Faith and Love

Mental Illness Affects the Whole Family

Yesterday I began the task of going through my brother’s papers. After years in psychiatric hospitals and then group homes he passed away last June. I was his guardian. When I saw the prompt for Five Minute Friday, I was already there emotionally. Sadness and REGRET. When my Dad could no longer handle his  finances,… Continue reading Mental Illness Affects the Whole Family