My daughter Becky introduced me to the fun of finding sea glass on the beaches of Rockport, Massachusetts. We’d comb the beach together, pouncing on pretty pieces before the surf washed them back into the ocean. I store my sea glass in an old blue quart canning jar that sits ...read more
Today’s devotional was inspired by my husband. The narrative is actually his story that I put into words for him. He had struggled so much with this particular job, but his willingness to seek out God’s will during the whole ordeal placed a ...
Upper Room author Anthony Collins and his father, Emmett.
Since my devotional was accepted for publication by UR (about which I was thrilled!), I have continued to volunteer at this local rescue mission, plus another local Christian based organization that delivers food donated by local stores to needy families. Although not ...
Upper Room author Mary Jane Hoffmaster and her pot.
It usually happens at night. When I lie down to rest, a sense of dread washes over me as the worries I’ve avoided all day roll into my soul like waves on the shore. My niece needs a kidney. A nephew is fighting an addiction. My friend lost his job, ...read more
In A Separate Peace, John Knowles’ classic book about the experiences of two boys in school as World War II was going on, the narrator, Gene, tells of how his best friend and roommate, Finny, one day goes to the school swimming pool and breaks the school record for the ...read more