Passionate for Christ

Passionate for Christ

My 4-year-old grandson was playing while his parents were watching “Jesus” from Sight and Sound on the TV during the Easter season last year. His mother, trying to tweak his interest exclaimed, oh, look Liam! Jesus died! Without looking up from his toys he said, “Oh...
Red Handed

Red Handed

I was on a video chat with my daughter who is currently serving in the military. I still think of her as that little red-headed toddler that was so full of mischief. We were talking about my blog. I was experiencing “writer’s block”. Then she said, “Remember the time...
The Missing Valentine

The Missing Valentine

It was 1932. The 4th-grade classroom walls were covered with Valentine’s Day hearts, and intricate snowflakes the children had made decorated the windows. Dorothy (my mother) sat at her desk busily putting the finishing touches on her beautiful Valentine’s Day card....
Super Natural

Super Natural

My son quipped, “I’m not superstitious. I’m just normal-stitious.” I started thinking about that word, “super”. If I’m super cool, that means I’m really cool. If I’m super nice, that means I’m extremely nice, so if we live in a natural world, maybe it isn’t as real as...
Christmas Train

Christmas Train

The gloomy December sky hung low as the prairie waited in anticipation for the first snowfall. Morning recess was normally exciting at this one-room school, but today it was too cold to swing or play marbles or tag, and there wasn’t snow yet to make snow angels or...