I LOVE teaching Confirmation Class! That might be a surprising statement to some. The idea of spending prolonged time with middle school students is not what others might consider their idea of fun. But, when you see an important truth introduced to someone who hasn’t previously considered t…

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Law and love are mistakenly seen as being in conflict with one another. The law is seen as a rigid system of rules to be followed. While love is seen as an expression of grace – …

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022

Raise your hand if, when a year passes, you ponder some? I must admit that each new year, I recall the events of years past. I have memories with no children, newborns, toddlers to t…

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Everyone knows the “Golden Rule” — or do they? Jesus states in Matthew 7:12, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.…

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022

One summer, my husband and I were boating the length of Tustamena Lake. We had been hiking at the far end of the lake and were returning in a Zodiak pontoon boat with a powerful moto…

Thursday, January 06, 2022

What is your father’s name? For most people, that question is easy to answer. Now, what is your heavenly Father’s name? Most Jews and Christians would find it difficult to answer tha…

Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Tuesday, January 04, 2022

A wonderful story is often told about an incident in the life of Poland’s famous concert pianist, Ignace Paderewski. A mother took her small child to a concert by Paderewski to expos…

Friday, December 31, 2021

As the calendar year for 2021 wanes, and the coming year of 2022 approaches, you know people who are making “New Year’s Resolutions.” It is a common practice for people around the wo…

Monday, December 27, 2021
Friday, December 24, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021

At one of the places I work, I saw a paperweight with this quote from Mother Theresa, “You are greater than you know.” I have witnessed silent acts of kindness that show how true this is.