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The thing that distinguishes an artist is the ability to appreciate the potential for beauty in things usually overlooked or discarded. This quirky piece of art sits along Interstate 5 south of Stockton. On a cloudy January day it was strangely beautiful standing in relief against the wintery yellow field and a foggy shroud of mist. God is an artist. He takes what others discard and overlook and He makes from it… Read More

You could say being a submissive wife is Retro, but most people, most American women anyway would say it’s a throwback to the Cavemen era or at least the Mad Men era.   I mean, we’re in a new millennium, a whole new era has dawned for women. Hillary Clinton may become the next President of the United States!!! Everything has changed. Or has it, have we? Or are we as people,… Read More

Who helped you grow into the person you are now? We’ve all had help getting where we are as people. Tonight as I watched The Golden Globes I listened to the winners thank their mentors. When I was a young wife and mother far from my own Mom God brought some special women into my life.  Of course I didn’t know they were mentors.  They probably didn’t think of themselves that way… Read More

Whose life isn’t a handful? While He walked among us we made Jesus’ life a handful! My guess:  He loved every minute of it.  His answer to our requests was always “I Will.”  Even people who didn’t ask, think of Peter’s mother-in-law,  received a healing touch.  When the disciples, excellent sailors who knew the Sea of Galilee like nobodies business, asked  Jesus to save them, He “rebuked the winds and the sea;… Read More

“Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.” Thomas À Kempis If I didn’t know better I’d say that Oswald Chambers was out to get me. I read ahead in my little devotional and it serves me right. Just after Thomas À Kempis had weighed in, Chambers piled on. “God does not expect us to imitate Jesus Christ; He expects us to allow the life of Jesus… Read More

Like millions of others I spent Christmas day with my kids. My kids are grown and some of their kids are pretty much grown so today I watched them interact and thought about the people they’d become. It wasn’t like an out of body experience, but it was still a little strange. I found myself remembering random childhood days and events. Making a California Mission the year each one was in the… Read More