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Past Issues

Winter 2023

'Tis the Season to Celebrate 

“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
Matthew 4:16


The word “light” keeps popping into my reading this Christmas season, more than usual, it seems. And it’s not just about the star or the angels who brought God’s blinding glory to the shepherds, but about Jesus coming to be the LIGHT OF THE WORLD.



Summer 2022

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Summer Finally! Or Already?!

On my 85-degree canal walk this afternoon—wasn’t it just 55 degrees a couple days ago?—I was happy to see the poppies are back. The domestic poppies spread from a neighbor’s yard several years ago and now grow wild along the rocky canal bank, adding color and beauty.


Spring 2022

Welcome to Family Celebrations

Finally, Spring has arrived in Southwest Idaho, and finally, SHADOW RANCH, Book One in the CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT SERIES, escaped my computer! I don’t use “escaped” lightly – had some 11th-hour funky word-processing surprises. My wonderful crit partners prayed and helped me through the challenges. Thank God for sweet praying friends. And thank God he hears and answers prayer! READ MORE...

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Winter 2021

Grace Upon Grace

I’ve been reading John 1:1-18 in different versions, trying to help my puny brain grasp the passage’s amazing truths, though I know I won’t truly “get it” this side of glory. And even on the other side, I have a feeling I’ll need an eternity to comprehend our multifaceted God. But the Bible is the revelation we have for now, with a foundational though mind-boggling description of who Jesus is packed into the first four verses of John. READ MORE...

Fall 2021

In Times Like These

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the old hymn In Times Like These. Written during World War II by Ruth Caye Jones, the song was based on 2 Timothy 3:1. “In the last days perilous times will come.” Her words were true in 1943, and they’re true today. In times like these, we need to anchor our lives on the Solid Rock, Jesus. Another old tune comes to mind, Andrae Crouch’s Jesus Is the Answer—for our perilous times. (To honor copyrights, I won’t provide the words to either song, but you probably know at least the first line or two. If not, the lyrics are readily available on the Internet.) READ MORE...

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