Those floods came at the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. A team of people came up from Sydney (770 kms south) and helped us restore the fences and remove the debris. I shared about this on another day’s devotion. My ...read more
When I wrote this meditation, I was remembering both the lowest and the highest points in my life. I had worked in the environmental field for over 30 years, and as a teacher for the last five. Then I developed Epilepsy, which ended both my teaching and my driving. I ...read more
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Fear chases relentlessly
but faith runs faster.
Fear taunts and teases
especially in the dark
but faith sings songs of deliverance
Over the years I’ve learned that lots of folks struggle with the expression of emotions. Culturally, we have many rules about this. We shame people for tears saying, “Don’t be such a cry-baby!” We curtail others’ grief, grumpily wondering when a colleague is going to “get back to normal” after ...read more
I love backpacking.
If you had told me 20 years ago that those words would escape from my mouth, I would have thought you had mistaken me for someone else. But I am married to a guy who loves the great outdoors, and ...
My daughter was a sophomore when I wrote about caring for her after her concussion. Since that time, she completed sophomore year with academic success and looked forward to her junior year as a fresh start. Much of the rest of her sophomore year was a struggle with homework on ...read more
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 (KJV)
For the past several years I have kept a journal. Each night before going to bed, I like to sit for a few quiet moments, review my day’s thoughts and ...