Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.


Birth and Death

Back in the early years of our marriage, I wasn’t too smart. I thought I was, but events proved otherwise. With Jim having one more year of college before starting seminary, we talked about children. His grocery-checking income was slim, so we decided to wait until...

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Christmas in March. REALLY????

LAST YEAR, I smashed everyone’s iconic images of Jesus’ birth. Was the manger, in fact, in somebody’s living-room? Click here to see that blog.  THIS YEAR—How about Jesus being born on March 20 of 6...

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Are You in Exile?

WE HAVE FRIENDS who were recently evicted from the country in which they had worked for many years. EXILES. Though now safe in this country, adjustment is HUGE. Culture, politics, way of life—nothing is easy. In Old Testament times, the “with it” people of Israel were...

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Are You Pre-Paid?

  A week ago, we visited H. L. Farmer & Sons funeral home. It had been on our To-Do list for a long time, but my current, nose-to-nose conversation with stage-4 lung cancer sort of pushed the envelope. VERY INTERESTING! Did you know— In Massachusetts, a body...

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Sudden Death, Sudden Glory

LAST WEEK, after attending my sister Marilyn’s funeral in New Jersey, I made a quick run to see the house in Branchville in which both of us had been born and brought up. The house had not been grand, but it was home.       I’d been warned what to...

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Author Eleanor Gustafson

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