The Mother of a King and the Wife of an Evil Man

I’m fascinated by stories of little known people in the Bible. One of those people was the mother of King Hezekiah. This is a previously published story but it’s still true today. With Mother’s Day approaching, I thought it was especially meaningful, illustrating the significance of the most important job in the world–being a mom. […]

Those Ten Plagues of Egypt

Those Ten Plagues of Egypt

The story of the ten plagues the Lord sent on Pharaoh and his people is familiar to most of us. I’ve read it many times but not until lately had I realized that each plague pointed to a certain Egyptian deity. We all know the story of how Moses was to lead the people of Israel […]

Easter Morning and the Easter Egg Tree

Easter Morning and the Easter Egg Tree

The following story is an excerpt from The Heritage of Etta Bend, a story my mother told me about her childhood in northeast Oklahoma. The “I” is my mother, Susie Latty Day. I thought it was appropriate for this Easter, 102 years after it happened. Mom told me this story and I wrote it to […]

Sorrowful Friday

Sorrowful Friday

Today is Good Friday; a German word for it is Karfreitag, sorrowful Friday. Some people believe it once was called God’s Friday. It was the day Jesus died for sinful humanity and is the beginning of the Easter weekend. I don’t like to think about the crucifixion. Oh, I love thinking about the Resurrection and the Lord’s […]

A Room Full of Rainbows

A Room Full of Rainbows

Rainbows! On a sunny day, my bedroom is filled with them. They may not be in arches, like the ones we see in the sky, but the bright colors are there, a part of a rainbow on my wall, a smidgen on the floor, a little dab on the ceiling. The room is warm, sunny, […]

The Angels We Cannot See

The Angels We Cannot See

Do You Believe in Angels? A friend and I were visiting yesterday. She was feeling discouraged and sad because of some things over which she had no control. She was worried but she is a Christian and was reminding herself that God knows her troubles. We all feel overwhelmed sometimes and have no idea which […]