The Physician’s Advice

Recently, I had an MRI.  As I lay inside the narrow cylinder, the machine whirred, clanked and peered deep inside my body.  It didn’t care how I appeared on the outside, only on the inside.   After the doctor reads the MRI, he will decide on an appropriate course of action to make me whole again. Continue reading “The Physician’s Advice”

A Work of Art

Many admire the beauty of glass, its colors sparkling with the sun’s light.  Stepping stones decorate gardens, the glass embedded in the stones. Stained-glass windows in churches inspire awe and reverence.  Anyone who works with glass knows the process of creating these works of art.  After deciding on a pattern, the craftsman scores and breaksContinue reading “A Work of Art”

Our God Restores

Our God Restores “Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice.” Psalm 51:8 My heart breaks for our country. It’s broken, divided along political lines, along racial lines. Angry hearts, pointing fingers, violence and divisiveness separate us. Broken bones. Broken hearts. God of restoration, heal our land, knit togetherContinue reading “Our God Restores”

Savoring a Cup of Tea and a Piece of Chocolate

I’m sitting on my couch, leg rest up, legs stretched out. Sipping a cup of hot tea and savoring some zesty orange dark chocolate, I’m relaxing and easing away the cares of a long day. Ahhh! After a busy day, both emotionally and physically, the tea and chocolate are hitting all my pleasure buttons andContinue reading “Savoring a Cup of Tea and a Piece of Chocolate”

Rivers of Peace

In a world torn by conflicts and war, people seek peace.  Many mourn the lack of peace and grieve over violence.  Others question why war exists; hasn’t God has promised peace? When you listen to the news, it seems peace doesn’t exist.  Even in our homes, peace seems elusive.  Couples bicker and divorce, siblings argueContinue reading “Rivers of Peace”

Saying Goodbye

When a friend from my early adulthood recently passed away, I reminisced on all those times we spent together. Stay-at-home moms in our twenties with babies and toddlers, we had much in common. Those times were both chaotic and wonderful. Our days were filled with diapers and slobbery kisses, toddler tears and tantrums mixed withContinue reading “Saying Goodbye”

Deep Tissue Massage

Recently I had a deep tissue massage. I thought it would be just like a regular massage, only with more pressure. Not so! The therapist placed her elbow into a large muscle on my back and put all her weight on me, pressing hard on the knotted muscle. She applied pressure on the back, shoulder,Continue reading “Deep Tissue Massage”