WRETCH • i • NESS

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! John Newton, who wrote these words, was indeed a wretch in his slave-hauling business but was gloriously saved. I, however, have a bit of trouble with the word. I was practically born in church and...

A Christmas Greeting…Sort of

As this could well be my last Christmas on this planet, I want it to be TREETACULAR! First, a history lesson. Christmas trees, as we know them, have a bad rap. Egyptians, Celts, and Romans had pagan practices with trees and evergreens. Christians of the 16th century...

She Died Laughing

My oncologist tells me it’s time to get serious about the prospect of dying, and I’m taking his advice. I decided long ago that wringing my hands won’t help, nor would clinging to the bedposts in abject fear, as Scrooge did. No, instead, I searched my Humor folder and...

Remember

How many times does the word REMEMBER appear in the Bible? According to Bible Gateway, 231 times. Husband Jim has trouble remembering. He lives in a small, 30-second bubble: What day is it? What year? A challenge for both of us, especially in the art of apology....

A Love Blog

  The other day while sitting with Jim, I noticed our interwoven hands, his on top. The symbolism struck me. I’m thankful for my husband of all these years—67 this very day. We’ve had our moments—sometimes daily—but marriage is a great context for learning and...