We finally made it back to our little home in Flintstone, Georgia, after a train ride from Lyon to Paris, a transatlantic flight from Paris to Newark, NJ, a layover and then a flight to Boston, a weekend in Boston with the newlyweds and then a flight to Atlanta where we stayed with my father for a few days. And awaiting me was a … Read More Letters to the Lord: Winning an Award
Wonderful Kim Platt joins Letters to the Lord today with a message about Warning Messages. Enjoy! Does your phone ever give you that message, ‘you are off-line’. It usually happens to me when I’m trying to use Google Maps. You know when I’m really trying to find some place or even when I’m lost. I’m happy to have a bargain data contract on my … Read More Letters to the Lord: Warning Messages
Dear Friends, It is such a joy to be able to write to you all today, I am so grateful to Elizabeth Musser for her kindness in giving me the opportunity to share what’s on my heart right now. Today, I was reflecting upon what it looks like to have a thankful and grateful heart before God. Lately, I have struggled with seeing the … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Goodness of God
I’m a citizen of two countries. I hold two passports. I speak two languages. And I celebrate two independence days. And I am the richer for it. I am proud to be an American, and I am proud to be French. On July 4th I celebrate America’s Independence and on July 14th I celebrate France’s. And although there are many things that look different … Read More Letters to the Lord: The 4th or the 14th of July?
My creative and thoughtful and wonderful mother-in-law, Doris Ann Musser, is back with reflections about a tree that sits outside the retirement home in Richmond, Kentucky that she called home for a few years. THE TREE YOU RISE ABOVE THE OTHER TREES AT THE CURVE OF STOCKER DRIVE…..TALLER…BROADER….MORE STATELY….. ….WITH BRANCHES STRETCHING OUT IN ALL DIRECTIONS. SOME REACH FOR THE SKY; … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Tree
We were destined to be friends and soulmates before we ever met. Our dads knew each other, waving across the golf course at the Capital City Country Club in Atlanta. So I paid attention when my father said, “You need to meet the artist Jill Steenhuis. She grew up in Atlanta, rode and showed horses, moved to Aix-en-Provence in 1980 and lives there still.” … Read More Letters to the Lord: Jill Steenhuis, an Atlanta Artist in France
Oh, Lord, the sun is shining through our big, beautiful, and CLEAN front window in Flintstone, Georgia, and I feel hope. The house has just been pressure washed. And I’m delighted with the result. All the mold and moss, all the green and black stuff—whatever it was—is gone. The outside of the house sparkles. And it smells. Like bleach. I find this very humorous … Read More Letters to the Lord: Pressure-Washed
I’m honored to have my friend and artist, Meghan Lacey, again as a guest on this blog. I know you’ll appreciate her devotional thoughts and her art! Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers on this Journey of Life, Today I want to share with you what is on my heart, Healing…God’s powerful Healing…the Healing that only comes from Him. In this difficult chapter of human … Read More Letters to the Lord: The God Who Heals
It happened again, dear Lord, as it so often does. You winked at me. A few days ago, I was reading along in Matthew, a chapter a day, as part of my Lenten journey. I’d finished reading Matthew 20, with Jesus’s parables about the workers all getting the same pay, no matter how long they worked. And then the first shall be last quote. … Read More Letters to the Lord: My Personal Triumphal Entry
Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of young mothers about faithfulness as a mother. I shared different ways the Lord has encouraged me to be faithful throughout the years. One of the most encouraging things I learned early on as a mother has stayed with me and is still so relevant. Here is the essay I wrote almost thirty … Read More Letters to the Lord: Bearing Fruit in Its Season
My dear friend, Kim Platt, joins Letters to the Lord again today to share about disappointment. I always appreciate Kim’s thoughtful prose. I know you will too. I can feel the tears forming in my eyes as it slowly dawns on me that I am joining the Zoom call at the wrong time. I’ve been looking forward to this all day. But I am … Read More Letters to the Lord: Disappointment
Dear Friends, Chers Amis, 2020 in review; un vol d’oiseau sur 2020: During this new year of 2021, we wish you courage and peace in your hearts, no matter the state of our world. Nous vous souhaitons une année 2021 pleine de courage et de paix dans vos cœurs malgré la condition de notre monde. “Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; … Read More Happy New Year! Bonne Année!