Category Archive: LIVING

Why doesn’t God do something?

“I prayed every night to God, asking him to rescue me from my father’s abuse. Why didn’t he?” A friend’s niece had suffered terribly at the hands of the man whose responsibility was… Continue reading

The final fork

I just can’t get into a storyline peppered with names like Smeagol, Boromir, and Isildur. Huh? Especially when they inhabit bizarre worlds constantly in danger from creepy or menacing orcs, balrogs, and the… Continue reading

Entering the crucible

Part 10…30 years…explanation…read it here We used to have a nice, little Christian bookstore near our home and I would periodically drop in for resources or gifts. On one occasion as I was… Continue reading

Faith that threatens

This is Part 9…blah, blah, blah…intro is here. When my husband and I married I was a Christian in name only and he not even. He had had some minimal involvement in church… Continue reading

Homework, housework, and hermeneutics

This is Part 8 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. I really didn’t want to go…I remember that distinctly. Bible study? I’m not ready… Continue reading

A heavenly transaction

This is Part 7 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. So there I was, a new creation. Ta da! You know that dance scene… Continue reading

God speaks

This is Part 6 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. God is in the business of saving souls. He doesn’t want any to perish,… Continue reading

A tragedy transformed

This is Part 5 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. “You stay there, Danny. I’m just going to straighten it out.” I live in… Continue reading

The object of my quest

This is Part 4 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. September 7, 1985 – “Been thinking a lot lately about a… Continue reading

Functional agnosticism

This is Part 3 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. For most of the first half of my life my spirituality… Continue reading

Discerning the depths

This is Part 2 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. I wonder sometimes how my life and the lives of my… Continue reading

My quest – 30 years and counting

1986. I was a stay-at-home young mother of three children, ages one to five. Though life was less than thrilling, it was really all I ever wanted…to bear and raise a couple of… Continue reading

What the world needs now

Dear Reader…thank you for every time, if even just once, that you have invested precious minutes and mental faculties in consuming what I have prepared in this blog. I am truly grateful and pray… Continue reading

Simple mathematics is the key to happiness. Who knew?

Please enjoy this repeat with your turkey leftovers while I enjoy the rare company of my children and grandchildren. Your child was killed in a freak accident today.  It’s a shame you had… Continue reading

Letting men be men

  Last week I saw the 60th anniversary showing of “Oklahoma!” at the cinema, and fell in love with Curly all over again…a handsome singing cowboy armed and ready to defend the woman… Continue reading