Blessed by Bunnies

Since the time I was a very little girl watching them scamper around our grassy yard in East Tennessee, stopping only to munch on clover stems, I have loved those “wascally wabbits” also known as bunnies. In junior high school I actually raised rabbits, showing them in the Tennessee State Fair. I even served briefly […]

The Easter Cactus

My Christmas cactus is blooming for Easter this year! The botanical explanation may be that we moved to a new house and it’s reacting to different light exposure. But a more sacred reason comes to mind whenever I gaze its way. How appropriate that a Christmas cactus would bloom at Easter to remind us that […]

The Good News of Easter

This is how God showed his love among us: he sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.—1 John 4:9 How astounding it is that the good news of Easter is not just to bring us comfort when someone we love dies, or when we ourselves are preparing […]

Sunrise Hope at Easter

No wonder so many people love to attend Easter sunrise services. A sunrise represents hope, and so it is the perfect representation of the hope we find in the message of Easter. Few events can be counted on to occur day after day, but the rising of the sun is one of them. Even on […]

Women Running

Two accounts in the Gospel of John of women running to share good news always bring tears to my eyes—and leave me breathless. The first is when Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman, and the second is when He reveals himself to Mary Magdalene on that first Easter morning. You may know the story of Jesus’ […]

Easter Memories

Occasionally I will post a “classic” column on this new site. Here’s an Easter message from many years ago. The “little granddaughters” mentioned are now 20 and 18! Happy Easter, everyone! May you be blessed by the good news that Christ is risen indeed!      Spring is springing up right through our new flagstone patio. […]