Psalm 15 – How Do We Find Happiness?

 March 20, 2018

Happiness, the pursuit of happiness, is an American ideal. Everyone has the right to pursue his/her happiness, but what does that mean? What is happiness and how do we find it? Happiness according to Webster Webster says that happiness is a state of well-being and contentment. It’s not a state of ecstatic, frenzied delight, but […]

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Psalm 14: What Fools These Mortals Be  

 March 13, 2018

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Puck, Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream, Act. III, Sc. II What fools indeed! We think ourselves wise, when we are not. We think we don’t need God, that God is the invention of feeble minds. A fool, according to Webster, is a person who lacks sense or judgment:  a jester, […]

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Celebrating All Things Irish!

 March 12, 2018

The Irish slip jig is set in 9/8 signature time, unusual and a little off balance, like life! An Irish Slip Step, book four of my Dancing through Life Series, has a new look! I hope you like it! Around my household, St. Patrick’s Day is a big event. When you marry an Irish man […]

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Psalm 13 –How Long, Lord? Is God ever Late?

 March 6, 2018

How long, Lord? How long, indeed. God sure takes his time! “You are never late for yoga class,” my instructor used to say. “Whenever you arrive, you are just in time.” I was reminded of this while reflecting on Psalm 13. How long, the Psalmist cries out. God is taking his time to respond to […]

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Adventures in Audio-Books

 March 1, 2018

Three years ago, one of my writing goals was to explore having my book in audio format. The result of that goal? I had my book, Magnificent Failure, released in audio in December of 2015. After that my goal was to have more books in audio, possibly recording them myself. In pursuit of this goal, […]

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One Woman’s Life Can Touch so Many Others – Linnea Joy Strauss

 February 22, 2018

My all-time favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. I love it because it reminds me how one person can touch so many more lives than they realize. In fact, as I’ve been thinking about it over the past few weeks, I think it is my favorite movie […]

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Psalm 11 – Have You Ever Wanted to Fly Away?

 February 20, 2018

Have you ever wanted to fly away, get away from all of your problems or hide where no-one can find you? I know I have. As a single mother when I was raising three small children I would dream of running away to some place where I could sleep non-stop. Hiding can seem like an […]

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Church Windows – Taking Up our Daily Cross this Lent!

 February 15, 2018

Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) I love Luke’s version of this saying of Jesus. It’s the same as Mathew and Mark’s except for the addition of one word, daily. It’s a reminder […]

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