A Walled Garden

I love a walled garden and especially a vine that grows over the wall. There’s something so life-giving about living beauty and fruitfulness that goes beyond the limitation of borders. Think about the life of Joseph. Upon his father’s deathbed, Jacob prophesied this. “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose…

The Womb

  Hebrew words are so fascinating! Today I want to write about the Hebrew word for “compassion.” As a pastor’s wife, mother, missionary, and humanitarian aid worker, compassion is a necessary tool to my trade. It is in fact essential. It would be impossible for me to reach out to others without a good dose….

Red Sky

We had guests last evening for dinner; and as I was scurrying around the house picking up and making things ready, I glanced out the window. And I am so glad I did! I stood mesmerized, watching the most beautiful sunset slowly fade behind the Troodos mountains of Cyprus. Long fingers of pink, scarlet, and…

Atmosphere Changers!

A few years ago, quite a few years ago, I was trying to lose a few pounds by running. I mapped out and followed a trail that sent me by a construction working crew. I chose that path because it was flat and smooth, and I could run along unimpeded and build up some steam. I did, in fact, lose some…