Yard Sale Witness

By | August 6th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Yep, I am the queen of yard sales, shedding things as we move, tossing out the old getting ready for the new. I am also one who likes to share the love of God. And a really good day is when I can share the love of God at a yard sale, where people are looking for bargains, but find something that money cannot buy: God’s love.

The Difference One Life Can Make

By | July 30th, 2012|Categories: Famous Lutherans, Interesting History, Uncategorized|

Raoul Wallenberg was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things, risking his own life to save others only to then die in a Russian prison just after the war ended. How did he do what he did?

Welcome to Old Age

By | March 8th, 2012|Categories: Popular Culture|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to old age, I tell myself. At least the title of “senior citizen” sounds much better than being called “old lady.”

Living With Less, Loving People More

By | February 14th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Carol decided to try an experiment. Several of her friends at work were giving up things for Lent and she decided to join them (even though her church didn’t practice Lent). To her husband’s surprise, she gave up shopping. Once a week she did grocery shopping for her family but she never bought anything for herself for 40 days.

Parking Lot Apology

By | January 25th, 2012|Categories: Inspiration|

I was at once seething with anger, too. In my mind she caused the near accident. It took just a fraction of a second for me to rationalize that if she hadn’t rushed into the parking lot, if she had been paying attention, then she wouldn’t have nearly stepped right in front of my car.

Tears in a Bottle

By | January 17th, 2012|Categories: Hope, Parenting|Tags: , , |

Telling a room full of six-year-olds that their classmate had died was one of the hardest things I’d ever done. They wanted to know why, and I simply didn’t know.