Category: Ponderings

Until Masks Us Do Part

An Almost Biblical Guide to Planning and Celebrating a Pandemic Wedding  Planning and eventually celebrating a wedding in a pandemic is an epic experience. My son and his now wife picked the date for this unforgettable occasion in the summer of 2019, when the… Continue Reading “Until Masks Us Do Part”

The Truth about Lies

It’s good to remember where we come from, who we were and who we are today. I am grateful that God’s grace and mercy in Jesus Christ covers my mistakes in the past … and the many I have made and still make in… Continue Reading “The Truth about Lies”

Family

We signed bazillion dotted lines On twenty pounds of paper We went to classes – stretched our minds Did court instead of labor Then welcomed three into our clan Their pain became soon ours We knew that family was God’s plan Here evil loses… Continue Reading “Family”

The Wellspring

When Love is abundant, store it awayFor a time of great hate will comeWhen it does and you stand in warring days You’ll have plenty to draw love from.  When it’s day and gorgeous Light fills your eyes,Keep the vision of Light in mind.For darkness… Continue Reading “The Wellspring”

Ground Zero

It started at ground zero. A microscopic organism caused havoc on an entire planet and shut down the World in the physical realm. It made us worry, fear, retreat, and isolate. What might God do, if we became truly infected with His love? What… Continue Reading “Ground Zero”

Of Monsters and Beasts

I came in the house carried food from afar Like women of old, who shopped at bazaars. Was tired and beat from reading the signs, From standing on blue tape and waiting in lines. “How was it?” my hubs and all the kids asked.… Continue Reading “Of Monsters and Beasts”

She Much Rather …

The pastor gave the final blessing over the congregation from an empty stage. He looked down at his guitar as he strummed a few soft chords and prayed. He was a gentle musician and an honest preacher. “Love people and love God!” He’d say.… Continue Reading “She Much Rather …”

Of Death and Celebration

I grew up in a village in southwest Germany. My childhood was filled with Catholic traditions and celebrations. A small church, and the graveyard that surrounded it, were the center of the town in every way. After mass we stopped and prayed at the… Continue Reading “Of Death and Celebration”

Wordless Conversations

When I walked my old trail today, I heard the stranger. Not his words, but in what he left for me to find. It’s been months since our last wordless chat. We stopped leaving messages after the snow fell and covered all the things… Continue Reading “Wordless Conversations”

THE SOUND of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty

I read it in German first. It blew me away. Now it’s finally translated into English. THE SOUND of LIFE’S UNSPEAKABLE BEAUTY  by  Martin Schleske  It is stunningly and elegantly written. Martin’s words touch the heart and soul deeply. His love for God, his… Continue Reading “THE SOUND of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty”

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