Year End Review 2007

At the end of every year, I try to read my both my private diary and public journal from the previous year, reflect on my vocational calling in the next season of life, and put a bookmark in on the pages of life’s journey before starting a new year. Now in my second year as a blogger, I have found that I enjoy keeping a public journal of my travel notes, social commentaries, personal reflections,

Village Wells Update

What a wonderful experience to watch how God connects resources with needs around the world. In early December, Robby at Hopegivers International called to tell me that his donor was ready to sponsor a village well in Malawi, and that he’d like to join me on the mission trip in March to see the project. Then, last night, Mike Rose, my partner in raising funds for village wells,called me tonight to tell me about another

Seasons Greetings?

I, as you, received a lot of ‘happy holiday’ and ‘seasons greetings’ E-cards this time of the year. Some made my laugh. My favorite is this politically correct satire from Rob, one of my Republican friends: To All My Democrat Friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender -neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of

Christmas Moon

Monday, December 24 – Midnight “Christmas Moon” T’was the night before Christmas And looming among the stars Was a yellow orb and red dot: The Full Moon and Mars! At midnight I looked up To see this great site, And behold, red dust clouds Hid Mars from my sight But the Yule Moon was Bright And the night sky did glow Christmas was dawning Yet there was no snow. So much for my Christmas poem,

Miriam’s Child

A blessed Christmas season to you all. During the wintry season of Advent, I often sit by the warm fire in our sun room, with coffee or cocoa in hand, sometimes alone or with family members, and play our many Christmas CD’s on my Bose wave music sytem. One of my favorites is “Christmas Carols Old and New” arranged and sung by David Edwards. It’s not just that he is an old high school friend