Recently a friend’s five-year-old wore her new glasses to school for the first time. The teacher later told him the child had spent the day quietly, turning her head and gazing slowly around the room. She’d lingered over everything, enjoying all that ...read more
I have been a daily devotional reader for decades, but it was only a few years ago that I started writing my own, when a family member was diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to do something special and decided to send her ...read more
As I drove on the day described in my devotional, I followed the Columbia River home from Portland, OR to Eastern Washington in the Pacific Northwest. I consider this waterway as “my river” (see photos below). It has so many expressions and ...read more
Images of the Columbia River.
Today’s Bible reading is an excerpt from Exodus 14, the well-known story of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. In the verses preceding the suggested reading, we see that God plans to bring the people to a location “hemmed in by the desert” (v. 3, NIV). While encamped at this ...read more
Marney's Bible pages.
I was blessed to have all four of my grandparents as a constant presence in my life until after I married. Many memories of them revolve around church. My mother’s parents were staunch Lutherans. Sitting beside them on a Sunday morning, I ...read more