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
There's a lot of meaning in what the forgetful little fish, Dory, says. In the Disney movie, Finding Nemo, she pulls her friend along by encouraging him to not worry so much and "just keep swimming." What helps you when you're stuck in an "I don't know what to do" place? It seems I'm there … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming – Colossians 2:6-10
I'm enjoying some good news I received this month. If you follow me on social media or receive newsletters from Oregon Christian Writers, you probably heard I'm a finalist in the Cascade Contest. The winner will be announced at the summer conference on August 22. My entry, currently titled Memoir of a Living Doll, traces the … Continue reading I’m a Finalist!
I raced ahead, hopping over tree roots and dancing at the end of the path. Sahalie Falls, one of our favorite destinations on hot summer days, sprayed my face with its cool mist as I waited for my family. Soon my brother, sister and Mom caught up. Dad followed with my baby sister on his … Continue reading An Oregon Hike and Making New Friends – John 15:9-12
I'm slowly being buried in blessings I don't want, mostly because of my daughter's wedding. Amy moved home to save her rent money for wedding preparations last year. Within weeks boxes from Amazon began piling up by our front door. It felt like Christmas, only instead of celebrating the coming of a Savior we anticipated … Continue reading Multiplying blessings – Psalm 103:1-5