Morning Brings Hope

As a nurse I have worked through the night and welcomed the morning. Before my marriage I worked in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Michigan (Holden Unit). I worked the night shift, 7 pm to 7 am.  Around 5am we took turns walking along a corridor with windows overlooking the sunrise… Continue reading Morning Brings Hope

Still Believing in Difficult Times

During a difficult season of life our faith in God can be shaken. What has helped people in the past? We have examples in the Bible that point to communication/relationship with God and the experience of love and acceptance. We are blessed to have God’s word—the Bible. Moses and Elijah led the people of Israel… Continue reading Still Believing in Difficult Times

An Old Irish Hymn

The garden is a place where my mind is at rest. Sometimes when I am troubled the words of a hymn come to mind. A hymn that I sang as a child–the words imprinted in my memory. It is good for the church to sing hymns. It is good for individuals and families. Children are… Continue reading An Old Irish Hymn

A Rainy Afternoon at the Post Office

It is a complicated time in our country. I want to be gracious and patient, but . . . In the middle of the afternoon on a rainy Wednesday, I went to the post office. I expected few people would be there and my errand would be quick, but there was a long line. Just… Continue reading A Rainy Afternoon at the Post Office

Invitation to the Family of God

Today’s prompt for Five Minute Friday is complete. My thoughts went to the first epistle of John. My Wednesday morning Bible study just reviewed the first chapter.  And we are writing these things that our joy may be complete. 1 John 1:4 John, the beloved disciple, gave us the gospel of John and three epistles. He spent… Continue reading Invitation to the Family of God

Why I am Resisting, in Pursuit of Health

The leaves are changing color, flames of red and gold. The fall roses are still blooming in northern Michigan. God has inscribed color and beauty on earth. The design of the earth and its seasons, the design of all creatures, the design of the human body comes from God, our creator. We have an intricate… Continue reading Why I am Resisting, in Pursuit of Health