Just Believe

I’m intrigued with the way God uses friends to completely turn my perspective upside down. Yesterday I was an emotional and physical wreck, worried about whether the new knowledge that I have an additional blood clotting antibody in my blood is a door that God put up to prevent me from my current path towards surgery. Last night, my friend and neighbor who has been following this blog surprised me with a big plate of cookies, a promise to continue praying for me, tears, and a promise to set up a website to help friends sign up to bring meals … Continue reading Just Believe

Transfer of Power

I took a lovely walk this morning.  If I had thought of it, I would have brought my camera.  But I didn’t…so you’ll just have to take my word for it that it was a lovely jaunt on a fall morning. However, in honor of the first day of fall, here’s a picture of a pond near my home that we took several years ago. Even a camera could not have captured the feeling of the breeze buffeting my face and hair.  There is a hint of power in a fresh, fall breeze — one that portends cold snaps and … Continue reading Transfer of Power

Ultimate Power Source

With this unrelenting heat, it’s hard to think about what life would be like if we didn’t have power.  Air conditioning is a balm to my soul when the thermometer in my car reads “113!”  I use power 24 hours a day: electric toothbrush, hair dryer, ceiling fan, air conditioning, oven, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster, computer, iPad, iPhone, telephone, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, water heater, lighting, television, heating pad, air purifier, car…did I mention air conditioning?  Suffice it to say that electrical and/or gas power is an integral part of my life. As important as electricity has become to … Continue reading Ultimate Power Source

Nine Pounds of Fluff

My sleepy ears noted the hum of the air conditioner as it kicked on at 1 am this morning.  I also detected the occasional whir of the refrigerator as it cycled on and off, keeping our milk and other perishables cool this sweaty August in the early morning hours. An hour earlier I padded to the couch looking for relief from the low back pain that the heating pad couldn’t erase.  As I contorted my body just-so, with my back propped up by the back of the couch and a pillow tucked right where my neck needs it, I heard … Continue reading Nine Pounds of Fluff

God of This City

Today in church we revisited the hard-hitting book of James. Our pastor called us out — in a nation where 82% of the people profess to be Christians, how much of that profession is true? True faith occurs when we start acting like we believe what we say we believe. We are God’s workmanship — we are the pottery he created — and he has a special purpose for each one of us. If we keep on living the way we were living before we were saved — if there is no discernible change in the way we behave Monday … Continue reading God of This City