Reflections on Forty Years of Marriage

Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our fortieth anniversary. Unlike some who plan a monumental trip or a dream vacation, we considered several options and decided to take three days and travel to some of our favorite places on the Oregon coast—no agenda, no destination—just us and time. Everywhere we went, we were congratulated. […]

A Bizarre Twist on a Mangled Tale

My adult son traveled to a distant city for a work-related conference and collided in rush-hour traffic, stranding him more than a hundred miles from home. No one was injured. Psalm 50:15 says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will rescue you. . .” I prayed and asked for prayer from […]

Can God Bless America?

Does this 4th of July seem more like a warzone than a celebration? In II Chronicles 7:13, God says, “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people . . .” Sound familiar? Sort […]