Love Lessons From Jail

“First Corinthians 13…” I’m opening a small Bible that I brought to give to one of the inmates. “Where is that?” Jessica asks. “It’s right here.” I push the Bible towards her, keeping my finger on the page. Kara...

And Be Thankful

Grateful. The rain falls straight and dense, hammering the gutters and bulkhead doors in a staccato rhythm. Stay in. It’s November, it’s the day before Thanksgiving and two days before Black Friday. Traffic is thick and edgy. My husband and I just...

A Father’s Perfect Love

*** Dear friends- in the beautiful but sometimes perplexing spirit of Father’s Day, I am reposting this from 2017.  I pray it will bless and minister to someone!   Pawwwwwt Chestah!! I can still hear the conductor holler over the clack and rattle of the train and...

Waiting with the Robins

March did not start with a roar this year; it came in more like a wet dog than a lion. I was born in March, so I’ve always been a defender of the month that most New Englanders despise. It is, after all, a gloomy, raw, merciless month. Wind, rain, sometimes snow and...

The Real Valentine (it’s not at CVS)

Like most Hallmark holidays, Valentine’s Day, a day that supposedly promotes love, has a high probability of doing the opposite. Ok maybe not promoting “hate” – how about just plain old anxiety/depression? I’ve noticed a trend in health care over the last few years....

How to Break Up a Monster Party

Sometimes I wish I could forget. Memories that haunt like ghoulish apparitions, or some so painful they still take my breath away – are all unwanted guests. Sometimes they hide in closets, other times they party all night, but they remain. God has mercifully removed a...