Facing the Haint of Death

“This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there’s this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity.”  Ann Voskamp When that soldier came to our little trailer house in 1966 with that Regret-to-Inform telegraph in hand the whole thing tore [Read More…]

As women gather

A week ago I was in a hospital in Spokane, Washington celebrating the birth of our first grandchild. There were tears that day, too, but of a different sort. Tears of joy. I remember little from all those religion classes I took at University but the one thing I do remember is how eternity was [Read More…]

Prayers for Eleanor & family

I consider this blog a community and I hope you do as well. So it is with a prayer that I tell you that Eleanor lost her mother yesterday after an unexpected illness: O merciful Father, who hast taught us in the holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of [Read More…]