Confession and Prayer Brings Healing – James 5:13-16

Until a few months ago some of my cousins had been out of touch with each other for decades. When two of them recently moved to Lane County, we arranged to meet at the Camas Country Mill and Bakery. It didn’t take us long to find ourselves delighted with all things old, the ancient schoolhouse … Continue reading Confession and Prayer Brings Healing – James 5:13-16

Prayer for Healing in 2018 – James 5:13-16

Don't laugh if you see me in the pool rolling and turning like a dying goldfish. I'm OK, really. I call this my workout, and it does me a lot of good. Those younger or more athletic probably don't comprehend how my slow movements qualify as a real workout, but water fitness makes a world … Continue reading Prayer for Healing in 2018 – James 5:13-16

Where I Find Everything I Need – Proverbs 4:20-23

We were minutes away from the small Christian school my children attended and where I volunteered as an aide. My kids, either lost in their books or chatting about different classmates, didn't notice the thumping sound till I pulled our minivan off the road. As they started asking questions and I pondered our options, I … Continue reading Where I Find Everything I Need – Proverbs 4:20-23

God Answered my Prayer for my Hair – Psalm 66:18-20

My hair was a mess. It may seem trivial, since it doesn't compare with the needs of starving orphans in Africa or the struggling pastors sharing God's words in Asia, but I needed him to do something about my hair. I didn't want to worry about my appearance, but the past several hours we'd been through multiple flights from Seattle … Continue reading God Answered my Prayer for my Hair – Psalm 66:18-20

Marriage and the Great What-If Question – Daniel 3:16-19

Grandma Morrison loved her husband like a newlywed, with playfulness and affectionate squeezes. Grandpa reciprocated by teasing, or startling her just to hear her grunt. He also enjoyed encouraging her to not worry about things so much. Grandpa was a retired pastor and she, the mother of the pastor where they attended church. They were faithful … Continue reading Marriage and the Great What-If Question – Daniel 3:16-19