The Parable of the Dog and the Geese

It rained all day, but that was fine with me.  Rainy days are perfect days to spend writing, and I had this year’s Advent book to work on.  By the way, my thanks to all of you who sent me your Christmas memories and traditions. I’m enjoying them and the process of putting the book […]

Time: Spent or invested?

I was a sophomore in high school when Jim Croce’s song “Time in a Bottle” reached #1 on the charts.  He had written the song a year earlier, after his wife had told him she was pregnant. ABC Records hadn’t planned to release the song as a single, but, in 1973, Jim Croce was tragically […]

Paul’s Recipe for Daily Bread

What are you doing for Mother’s Day this year?  We sure can’t crowd the restaurants this Sunday, so I have a bread recipe that might come in handy. Unfortunately, a new batch has to be prepared each day, but it is worth the effort. You only have to “taste and see” to know it is […]

Some American quarantine positives

Everyone in my family is COVID-19 free and doing well. That enables me to find a few “bright sides” in this time of quarantine a little easier than some.  I’m really starting to miss a few things, but I’ve also noticed a few things I am really enjoying about these days. Creativity abounds in this […]

Surprised?

After reading through the book of 1 Peter, I’m surprised that I have been surprised by these past weeks.  I was chasing an idea around Google and I was led, several times, to verses in 1 Peter. So, I just read the whole letter.  It’s only four chapters, but, if Peter wanted to send the […]

We could be in this together

I’ve often wondered what the week after Easter was like for the first disciples.  His resurrection changed everything—and still could. Easter 2020  I told my husband, Jim, “This will be the only Easter of my life that I hear an Easter sermon and then go back to sleep.”  His response: “That’s probably a good idea.”  […]

Easter 2020: The Great Reset

April 8, 2020, marks the first day of the Jewish Passover. Passover is a celebration of the exodus of God’s people from Egypt and their years of slavery.  This Sunday is Easter. Christians will remember the day that is the foundational moment of our faith. Easter is the day when God “reset” his covenant relationship […]

Give generously

These days, are you wishing you could do something more? Especially for those who are serving the rest of us? I wanted to provide something you could easily print at home and use when picking up groceries, meals, etc. to say thanks and bless those who are practically helping all of us during these challenging […]

Turn Your Eyes to Jesus

I grew up singing hymns in church, and I often use those familiar words to focus my thoughts on the Lord.  I wasn’t sure what to write about this week, so I prayed and asked the Lord what he wanted to say. I’ve learned to remain in prayer and quiet my thoughts so I can […]

Ask God Why

The trees have budded and the Texas bluebonnets are beautiful. Sometimes I look out my window and forget about the fact that I’m stuck behind it. I love this time of year, usually. I wish we had never heard of COVID-19, and I wish it could have come to Texas in January rather than March and […]