Wise Words From My Mom

My mom was a keeper (pun intended). She kept documents, notes, calendars, prayer letters, cards—anything she thought important. On this thirteen anniversary of her graduation to glory, I share some of my mother’s wise words.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in 2 Corinthians 5

I’m in a study of 2 Corinthians. I pondered long on chapter five as I realized the rich treasures I could glean from just these 21 verses. They answer most of the major questions in life. I offer them in Q & A format.

Filled With Grief

The second time Jesus predicted his death, the disciples were filled with grief. Some say that if they had understood and trusted Jesus, they would not have been sad. But I’m not so sure.

Mary of Nazareth: A Poem

This excerpt of "Quattro Marias" a poem by my sister-in-law, Karen Dubert describes Mary of Nazareth at Jesus's death and birth.

A Tribute to Another Friend

It was our first big conference at Christar. Mark was standing at the back of the room talking to some guy — a rather shaggy looking guy named Brian. Turns out he had lived in the place of my birth and governed my high school alma mater. He spoke Pidgin English and knew people I knew. On top of that, his wife was a counselor (as is my husband) and they were involved in missionary member care.

Adrift

Twelve weeks ago, my father—the last of my direct ancestors—died. As I adjust to a world without dad, unfamiliar feelings are rising in me and I have been struggling to put words to them. Is this simply grief? Or is it symbolic of more?  I feel like I am sitting motionless in water. Adrift, unmoored, … Continue reading Adrift

A Tribute to My Friend

I don't actually remember when I first met Lori. One day, she and Ben just showed up at our church. And they wanted to be our friends, so Mark and I started hanging out with them, sharing our stories and doing life together. Little did I know what a blessing I would receive in Lori. … Continue reading A Tribute to My Friend