For His Birthday, Robert Frost’s “Prayer In Spring”

The beloved American poet philosopher Robert Frost, four-time Pulitzer Prize winner, had a birthday this week!  Frost was born on March 26, 1874.Frost is best known for his sentimental depictions of American rural life.  You may remember one of his best known verses: "Two roads diverged a wood--and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."Today, though--as light flakes of snow fall here in Michigan (again!)--I'd like to share his Prayer In Sp … [Read more...]

“Did You See Jesus?” Wife Shares Her Dying Husband’s Dramatic Story

Miracle Man

On December 23, 2008, Bernie Klein suffered a massive heart attack at his Louisiana home.  In a riveting roller coaster convalescence, Bernie slipped into a six-week coma and experienced multiple organ failure--then woke to share the story with his loving wife.Bernie died three months after the coronary, but his outlook, his marriage, his life were all changed by his experience.  His wife Judy called him "Miracle Man." *     *     *    *    * When I read the first chapters in Judy Landrieu … [Read more...]

Appreciating Mary in a New Way

Gifts of the Visitation

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste, to a town of Judah....  You know the rest of the story:  Mary went to the home of Zechariah, where she greeted her cousin Elizabeth, who was with child.Sometimes, though, it's really good to see the familiar tale from a different perspective.  That's what I enjoyed about Denise Bossert's new book, Gifts of the Visitation: Nine Spiritual Encounters with Mary and Elizabeth.On the one hand, I knew about John leaping in his mother's wo … [Read more...]