Awakening From a Spiritual Winter

  Spring. A time of daffodils, crocus and tulips. Vibrant with color and bursting with life.   But, I’ve discovered that bulbs aren’t the only things that bloom in spring.   Weeds are also popping their unwelcome sprouts out of the ground.   At first, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. Both are a tiny, green blade. …

Baby Ears

Somehow, it took the birth of our third grandchild before I actually witnessed an infant hearing test.    As the audiologist came into the hospital room she said quietly, “I’m going to do a hearing screening today called an auditory brainstem response.” And then as if reading our thoughts, “He’ll sleep right through it.”    Silently, I did have a little panic …

Hands and Heart

  Growing up as an “oops” baby in a home of older parents, I usually spent my Saturday evening watching “Hee Haw” and “Lawrence Welk”.  It seemed like a good “Christian” activity as popular music artists often performed hymns and many variety hosts ended their shows with the words, “God bless.”    My mother always said that “If you have …