What sustains you in difficult times? What keeps you going in a time of conflict, a time of loss, in times of illness or failure? Do you worry? Does your heart rate speed up? Does your blood pressure increase? Some medical studies state that mental and emotional stress lead to physical ailme…

Thursday, May 13, 2021

(One Perfect Life Chapters 69-73) Jesus completes his second year of ministry by showing His power over nature, demons, disease and death. He is the God of creation and has authority…

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Last week we celebrated Mother’s Day. Hannah is a towering figure in the Old Testament. Her son, Samuel, led Israel from the chaotic time of the judges to a great empire under King D…

Monday, May 10, 2021
Thursday, May 06, 2021

As a retired pastor I can now say some things which I might not be able to say if I was still serving in my former position. Fellow Christians and Children of God, please care for yo…

(One Perfect Life Chapters 64-68) Jesus begins to teach in parables in fulfillment of a prophecy in Psalm 78:2. Another prophecy foretold the use of parables and the need for the Hol…

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Mother’s Day is upon us! This weekend we celebrate the mothers in our lives. I recently spent a week with my mother and father in Wisconsin. My mother is 77 years old. Every day spen…

Monday, May 03, 2021

Several years ago, one of my children was struggling, and as their mother, so was I. I felt like I was suffocating actually. But I had a meeting to attend, so I went. It was a summer…

Thursday, April 29, 2021

(One Perfect Life Chapters 61-63) In this portion of the Gospels we witness an important transition. We see the events that caused Him to transition from teaching in sermons to teach…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

President Biden, following in the footsteps of President Reagan, recently condemned the Armenian genocide. Between 1915 and 1917 approximately 1,200,000 Armenians were marched into t…

Monday, April 26, 2021

While in Afghanistan, I had the privilege to escort the bodies of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. On one mission, we went to Bagram Air Base in northern Afghanistan to pick up…

Thursday, April 22, 2021

(One Perfect Life Chapters 56-60) The accounts in the Gospels move us through Jesus’ ministry by the interactions between His messages and His miracles. His words and His works are l…

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Every day the media is filled with economic news. Stimulus checks. Infrastructure bills. Tax hikes. Tax cuts. Inflation. Deflation. How do we navigate the maze of economic news? How …

Sunday, April 18, 2021

This winter, I have enjoyed hiking Lazy Mountain with my husband, Kerry. The winter snow provides excellent traction. The trail is heavily used, and the views are spectacular. Many p…