Listening Ears

Why is it that a child who didn’t hear you ask them to pick up their toys hears the song of the ice cream truck two blocks away? As I have gotten older my hearing has dimmed so that  sometimes I just politely nod though I am not really catching all of the conversation. An…

Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents

You may have already heard this story but and as a nursing home chaplain it touches my own heart . Ruby, whose mother is a nurse at the facility where she began her project, has given us all a wake up call about how needed and effective the simplest acts of kindness are for residents…

Three Lessons from Laura

But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! John 15:7 NLT My little friend Laura is just 1 1/2 years old. Because Laura is a Down’s Syndrome child some people have few expectations of her abilities but in her…

Abundant Life

In an abortion first it is necessary to deny a child’s existence and then to deny it life. In preparation for Easter may we spend time to mourn our loss as a nation for the many who will never try on little shoes or buy an Easter dress. But our Good Shepherd knows each one…

Ears

Ears Only ears can hear That’s just the way God made us If ears could see or hear They’d certainly betray us   But when God fashioned ears Those humble awkward things That flop about and wiggle On little inner springs   He made a way to tell us How much we’d been forgiven And…