Category: Essay

The right words

A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23 (NIV) Simple and direct, that’s the best way. When you say thank you, I love you, good job, keep the faith, you’re beautiful, you’re smarter…

The best dad

Father's Day

My dad was wonderful. There were times growing up when I didn’t think so. He embarrassed me more than once, and his groaner jokes were the worst, but he loved our mother and he loved us. He would do anything for us, and when…

Dear Mom

Yellow Rose

Mona Peralta Conkle Dear Mom: When you died in 1986 at the age of 62, it was a blow to all of us. Despite a diagnosis of cancer, we all kept hoping against hope you would pull through and get back to normal, to…

In all times

Above the storm

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:27 NIV Jesus wept, but he laughed, too. He went to parties. Visited with family. Saw the humor in the mundane. Welcomed friends. Understood the value of storytelling as an art form. Engaged…

Easter Sunday

He arose

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 (NIV) We have a long way to go if we want to “prove”…

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