"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."  Psalm 19:14

November 10, 2019

To my horror, about a month ago my husband hired a man to come and apply a tinted film to almost every window in our home.  Practically, he had legitimate reasons and ones that I could not refute. But aesthetically, there was no way he could win the argument.  I loathe the dark in the daytime. As a matter of fact, that was one of the things that caused me to fall in love with our little home in the sky; all the beautiful light.  However, I have found just one consoling feature of this cloak that wraps around my views; whoever or whatever is out there is not able to see in here. For a bird watcher such as...

September 16, 2019

Several weeks ago I pulled a chair up to a table of young women who were lingering after our weekly Bible study class.  I casually turned to my left and put my arm around this fragile, petite young lady. I didn’t know her. Quite frankly, I didn’t even know her name.  Nevertheless, I asked her how she was doing. I knew that she was visiting a friend and was only going to be in town for a little while. “Are you having fun on your holiday?”  I asked. “I’m worried”, she said, in broken English. “What’s the trouble?” “I’m worried. So many things.” She shook her head back and forth and looked down to her fiddli...

August 12, 2019

I like beautiful doors. Several years ago, I took this picture on the property of a Napa Valley Winery. I got to thinking about doors recently and how meaningful they really are. I mean think about it. They keep things out, keep things in, sometimes bad and sometimes good. But if they're there, there's bound to be something on the other side. 

Interestingly enough there are over 100 Bible verses about doors. Let me just give you one. Okay ... two. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20. He...

February 16, 2019

If you ask someone to tell you what love means, I guess you could get as many answers as the times you asked the question.  Right now, I’m thinking of one person who to me, defines the word love.  Her name is Elaine.  She is 28 years my senior.  As I write this, she is waiting for Jesus to come and pick her up.  Her time here, her exile, is almost over.  

I went to see her today.  It was just the two of us.  There she was, resting silently in the confines of the world that lay under her closed eyes.  I pondered the wonder of all that was taking place in that world that none of us w...

May 11, 2018

My niece recently sent me a picture of her eldest daughter.  I’ve been held captive by it for a few weeks now trying to conclude all that it means to me. For some reason, it’s been speaking volumes, but I hadn’t been able to identify a single reason why. I forwarded it to a very dear friend of mine and asked the question, “What does this image say to you?”  The only response – “Pregnant pauses”. I interpreted that as some long pause when nobody quite knows what to say in response to something that has just happened. I guess there are more meanings, but I understood the observation enough to carry on with...

September 16, 2017

In December of 2008, I began a women’s Bible study at my church. I named it,
Rock Steady Sisters. Essentially, the name represents the desires of my heart and of
those who would care to join me in my Bible journey. Rock, representing
the Triune God  known to us by way of His Word; Steady, in that He never changes
and can be fully trusted in all things in our lives; Sisters in that we are a family in
the body of Christ. No strangers, ever. Three beautiful words that bring us all
together for a common goal: seekers of God, stable through life circumstances and
connected in the family of God.

Through the year...

November 7, 2016

 Recently I had the great pleasure of visiting the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It

offers thousands of acres of lush landscaping, an incredible variety of wild animals

and the most beautiful birds and ducks I have ever seen. Had they not spent a boat

load of money advertising themselves, few would know that tucked into the back

hills of San Diego County is this amazing respite from the rat race of city living.

What a treasure! I’m not sure if I was on the path through the World Gardens, or

perhaps it was Condor Ridge, but I know I was facing east and the vast landscape

scattered with mountain peaks held me captive...

September 18, 2016

I looked at the clock, again.  I must have done it a half dozen times in the hour.  It was just turning to 2 am.  I’d been tossing and turning, thinking and stewing about a message I was preparing for an upcoming women’s event for our church.  Finally, I just flipped over on my elbows and said “Lord? This is yours.  I’ve prayed, I’ve read your Word, I’ve studied, and yet I still feel scrambled.  I’m going to expect you to show up for us, because I know that’s what you do.  So I leave this with you for now and in the morning, I’m sure I’ll know.  Thank you for being with me, for never failin...

August 2, 2016

Occasionally I’ll come across an advertisement for some product or service that really impresses me. Not very often, but like I said; occasionally. I recently had such occasion. It was for a commercial and residential security service. Over the radio the announcer rambled on about the company and I didn’t pay much mind until the last line; “ADT. More than a sign in your yard; it’s the line in your sand.” With my usual response, I grabbed the notepad tucked into the driver’s door, a pen from the console and scribbled that down. I loved it. Wasn’t really surewhy, but by the time I had reached my destination...

July 5, 2016

 There are many wonderful things to say about the benefits of reading God’s Word

every day and making it a priority to understand what you read, and then trying to

apply it to your life. It’s called maturing. Actually, it’s called spiritual maturity.

And it’s worth the effort. And the interesting thing about this is that you never

fully mature. We all, no matter how long we’ve been believers and seekers, will

never fully know Him. Well, not on this side of the dirt, anyway. There’s a

beautiful quote that my dad introduced me to some time ago when I began my

journey through the Bible. I was nervous and insecure....

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