Hope is alive

For the Christian, hope is a rescue.  And it is a promise sealed in the blood of Christ.  But 2000 years downstream from that cleansing flow, and 2000 years into more human suffering and depravity, heck, just 44 years into a life and I start to ask with the Psalmist, "How long O Lord?"  And,… Continue reading Hope is alive

Nursing : A ministry of dignity

(image credit) I'm up late. Tomorrow I'll start working night shifts at the hospital where I work as an Acute Rehabilitation nurse. It's just temporary through the end of the year when I'll complete my BSN... finally ( it only took 18 years). I'm up late doing research for my Capstone project. It's about how… Continue reading Nursing : A ministry of dignity

Sermon notes: Stay married like you’re not. Stay single like you’re not…

Today my pastor preached from a section of scripture that stirs up all kinds of conversations and historical prudish or bizarre teachings about sex, marriage and singleness.  Despite the potential for dangerous interpretation, he did a great job of bringing the truth to light.  I was keenly interested in this message because the section of… Continue reading Sermon notes: Stay married like you’re not. Stay single like you’re not…

A fire that burns what won’t last and strengthens what can never be destroyed

My sister, brother-in-law and their two sons (my precious nephews) live in Redding, CA.  This past few days have been traumatic, but thankfully they did not loose their home to the Carr fire. Many of their friends are sifting through ashes of what's left of their homes. It's truly devastating to hear what they are facing.… Continue reading A fire that burns what won’t last and strengthens what can never be destroyed

Sojourner

Do you know my home? You look at me blank, you don't understand I speak a language foreign I try to explain point use my hands but your wrinkled brow answers my reason. Do you know my home? I'm looking for kin, longing for another who knows our tongue. I'm young in the language our… Continue reading Sojourner