The Heart of a Wanderer

 The glorious green grass on the other side of the fence is usually Astroturf. Yet our hearts long for the lush pastures over yonder. A lamb in a book I’m reading frequently wandered to where she believed the sunrays of heaven kissed the tender young grass. Her own shepherd’s picturesque landscape contained the purest, most…

Reflections on Gratitude: Letters of Thanks to God

Years ago, I began a tradition of writing a thank you letter to God. Each November I sat with pen in hand, silently reflecting in solitude on the gracious gifts God bestowed on me. If you could have looked into the window of my soul at the time, I possessed few belongings. I left my abusive…

Reflections on Gratitude: Letters of Thanks to God

Years ago, I began a tradition of writing a thank you letter to God.  Each November I sat with pen in hand, silently reflecting in solitude on the gracious gifts God bestowed on me. If you could have looked into the windows of my life at the time, I possessed few belongings.  I left my…

Unwrapping the Heart of Christmas

A few years ago, shortly after drying the  Thanksgiving dishes, I started to panic.  How would I get Christmas together?  My heart raced and my palms felt sweaty as I thought of everything I had to do before the big day – shop, decorate, bake, wrap gifts, clean, cook, and attend celebrations.  Wait a minute.  Isn’t…

Reflections on Gratitude: Letters of thanks to God

Years ago, I began a tradition of writing a thank you letter to God.  Each November I sat with pen in hand, silently reflecting in solitude on the gracious gifts God bestowed on me. If you could have looked into the windows of my life at the time, I possessed few belongings.  I left my abusive…