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Permeating the World

July 11, 2016 I sat straight up in bed. “Oh no!” My husband turned over. “What’s wrong!?” “Basher’s been sprayed by a skunk!” I lamented. Our American Akita lay by the bed, innocently licking himself as if nothing was amiss. The smell was so strong I could taste it. My sleepy mind reeled. The dog…

The Land of the Free

July 4, 2016 America. The land of the free, and the home of the brave. Many fought for the independence of this country where we enjoy the freedom to worship God at will. Not everyone in this great wide world has the opportunity to experience this privilege. Let us stand united, thanking God for the…

Open Doors

June 27, 2016 “Want to come over to my house on Saturday mornings to study the Bible with me? I’ll make you breakfast!” As a sixth grader, I didn’t have a clue why a mom in her forties would want me hanging around her house on Saturdays, but I accepted her invitation with ardor. Marsha…

The Least of These

June 20, 2016 Poof! The potato nearly in my grasp suddenly disappeared. I looked up, dumbfounded. A group of us stood around a metal table bagging up potatoes at the food bank. My coworker had a mischievous glint in her eyes as she placed the tuber in her bag. Soon, the same thing happened again!…

Fisher of Men

June 13, 2016 Rippling waves gently lapped against the boat. The low hum of the trawling motor drew my attention away from my book as Dad maneuvered the boat along the shore. I squinted through the bright sunlight and watched as he cast his fishing line into the water. He slowly reeled it back in,…