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Name Above All Names

She was born on May 7th of this year. Our beautiful Ainsley Rose. We picked her name soon after we found out that we were expecting a baby girl. But really her name had been chosen over 10 years before. It was in Chicago when we were driving around and saw it for the first time. Ainslie Street.  My husband […]

Waiting~ An Advent Journey

There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,  and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them at that very moment, […]

Voices in the Desert~ Reflections on Advent

December 1st. When I simply say the date, my kids get a little giddy. Because they know. This day is the beginning of the advent season. Each year, our family reads The Advent Book by Jack and Kathy Stockman. It is one of our favorite traditions. Before bedtime each night in December, we open the door that corresponds with the day and […]

Nourish My Soul

He holds the Bible in his life-worn hands- this book as familiar to him as breathing. A life devoted to the study of the Word of God, but no longer able to read and comprehend the words.  It is the greatest sadness for me to watch my Daddy and see that he is unable to gain sustenance from this well […]

If I perish, I perish…

I was 10 years old when I “preached” my first sermon. My sister and I had set up our Barbie village and being the good little pastor’s kids that we were, our village had a church.  Somewhere along the way, we had acquired a Barbie-sized book that had Bible verses in it.  After arranging our Barbies in “pews”, I opened […]