Category Archives: Choices

Closing the door

We all open and close doors every day: doors to our house or apartment, garage doors, office doors, classroom doors, bathroom doors, bedroom doors, car doors … on and on. Like everyone, I opened and closed a lot of doors today, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Changes, Choices, Decision, End Times, Family, Gratitude, Home, Hope, Testing/Trials, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wedding RSVP

Last weekend Peter and I attended the wedding of a young woman who has a special place in our hearts. Besides being one of our daughter’s best friends, the bride spent a year living with us when she was in … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Choices, Decision, End Times, Family, Jesus' coming, Love, Marriage | Leave a comment

Forgiveness and a Cup of Coffee

The other day I was a jerk! I didn’t plan to be. I didn’t want to be. But I was. I behaved badly to say the least. I was in pain, as often seems to be the case when our good … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Choices, Gratitude, Hope, Love, Provision, The Father, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Those last few days

This week I am reliving those last few days before my Dad passed away one year ago. Last October 20th found my dad in the hospital. He was pretty much bedridden and unable to stand unless assisted by 2 people. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Changes, Choices, Death, Decision, Family, Gratitude, Hope, Love, Testing/Trials | Leave a comment

When All the Touchstones are Gone

A month ago my Dad died. Almost 2 weeks ago we moved my Mom, who deals with dementia,  into a seniors’ residence. Now we are beginning the lengthy process of tidying up and cleaning out the family home of 64 years. Most … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Changes, Choices, Death, Decision, Family, Hope, Provision, Testing/Trials | 4 Comments

Good for Your Health

A most astonishing fact was recently drawn to my attention: birthdays are good for your health. Studies have shown that people who have the most birthdays live the longest! As I approach yet another birthday, this truth is strangely comforting. Last year … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Changes, Choices, Decision, Family, Gratitude, Hope, Identity | 2 Comments

One Fantastic Long Weekend

Years ago I asked my friend’s mother, who was in her early 80’s at the time, what it was like to look back over her life. Did it seem long? Did the years pass quickly? After pondering for a moment she replied … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Changes, Choices, Decision, Family, Home, Hope | 1 Comment

A Tale of Two Stories

This past week our grand-daughters, Sophie (almost 6) and Alivia (3), were spending sister time together at home. Here’s what happened, as reported by their mom: Sophie: “hey Livie, let’s play Moses and pharaoh. I’ll be Moses. LET MY PEOPLE … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Choices, Decision, Hope, Instruction, Obedience, Testing/Trials | 1 Comment

A Story of Babies and Dogs and Love

This is a story of babies and dogs and love.  Let me explain. At 9:21 pm two evenings ago our son and daughter-in-law gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Because they’d been at the hospital since early morning, our daughter Bethany who … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Changes, Choices, Family, Love, Testing/Trials | 1 Comment

What’s the big take-away?

This past weekend Peter and I attended a beautiful memorial service for a friend and peer whose life was invaded by cancer. It’s the third such event we’ve been to in the last year. When anyone, but especially when someone in my circle … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Choices, Death, Decision, Family, Gratitude, Hope, Love, Obedience, Uncategorized | 2 Comments