How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Worship Music

I am enjoying Pastor Craig’s sermon series on “Potluck Worship”. As a musician, I always look at the songs selected for the worship order. I know some folks will look at the bulletin and say, “Great, we are singing one of my favorite songs.” Or, “Oh, I love the song...

Continue reading

Sprung?

Sprung?   For a few days, the signs were pointing to Spring having sprung: the fruit trees and tulips in our yard were blooming, the grass needed cutting, and I was in a t-shirt working outside. Facebook was filled with pictures of people getting out in their boats for the...

Continue reading

God’s Wonder-land

  “Omigosh!” “Look at that!” “Can you believe it?!” These are just a few of the enumerable exclamations proclaimed during a recent road trip that my husband, Tom, and I took. We drove… well, that’s the “royal we,” as I was way too busy being a geology tour guide along...

Continue reading

Jubilee

Maybe it was just something about being out west – but the first time I visited California I loved it right away. That was the year after I had graduated from high school. I had worked all summer in London painting houses, then in the fall, when all my friends...

Continue reading

A Sucker Punch

You might have already heard the shocking news that I turned fifty earlier this month. Turning fifty was a mind-blowing, cataclysmic event – half a century in the making. A violent upheaval that shook my world and left me achy, slow to get out of soft chairs, and just a...

Continue reading

GRAUPEL, GRAUPEL EVERYWHERE

This morning when I took Ramona and Obie out at 4:30am it was raining like crazy. Of course, dachshunds HATE rain as I think I’ve mentioned before concerning my two four-legged family members. I’m sure Ken and I look rather ridiculous to our early riser neighbors as we stand out...

Continue reading

Best Friends Forever

The other day I heard a song, ‘7 Years’ by Lukas Graham. The first line of the song stuck with me and floated around my head for several days. It begins with, ‘Once I was 7 years old, my momma told me, go make yourself some friends so you won’t...

Continue reading

A Bigger, Better Plan

A few months back I received a package in the mail from a Christian radio station. Inside was a letter thanking me for my $450.00 donation and for subscribing to the book club. They were so kind that they even enclosed my first book. After the shock wore off I...

Continue reading

Here I Am Lord

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 There is a saying that “He who sings prays twice.” I think that is a fitting analogy for many of our...

Continue reading