Hidden Beauty

Hidden Beauty

Our children needed a little coaxing to believe that it was worth putting on snorkeling gear to peer beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea off the shore of the island of Tobago. But after they dove in, they resurfaced ecstatic, “There are thousands of fish of all...
God’s Great Creation

God’s Great Creation

On a recent visit with some of our grandchildren, we enjoyed watching a web cam that focused on an eagle family in Florida. Every day we would check in on the mom, the dad, and the baby as they went about their daily routine in their nest high off the ground. Each day...
A Perfect World

A Perfect World

Katie was given a school assignment to write an essay entitled “My Perfect World.” She wrote: “In my perfect world . . . ice cream is free, lollipops are everywhere, and the sky is blue all the time, with only a few clouds that have interesting shapes.” Then her essay...
I See You

I See You

When Xavier was two, he darted into one aisle after another in a small shoe store. Hiding behind stacks of shoeboxes, he giggled when my husband, Alan, said, “I see you.” Moments later, I saw Alan dash frantically from aisle to aisle, calling Xavier’s name. We raced...
Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

While staying at a hotel in Austin, Texas, I noticed a card lying on the desk in my room. It said: WelcomeOur prayer is that your stay here will be restfuland that your travels will be fruitful.May the Lord bless you and keep you, and makeHis face shine upon you. This...