The Little Girls in the Room—Praying with the Imagination Recently, I did a prayer exercise called ‘Praying with the Imagination’ with my spiritual director, Letha. If you’ve never heard of this exercise, the following may be a stretch for you. But stay with me for a minute. Life has been challenging lately. That feeling of … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Little Girls in the Room
Another summer break is just around the corner, and we have not booked a holiday apartment yet. Again. (It is already really hot here, but the school year in Austria isn´t finished yet). This year we desperately want to finally spend some time at the sea! Beaches, waves, wide open spaces! We have already spent … Read More Letters to the Lord: Trust
Two Crosses, the first novel I wrote way back in 1995, is on sale for $.99 as an e-book today. I thought you might enjoy reading the story I penned in 1994 that tells of the events leading up to receiving my first contract for my first book: The Transfer Ticket A few weeks … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Transfer Ticket
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. … Read More Letters to the Lord: The 4th or the 14th of July?
The Transfiguration: “ After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them, and his clothes became dazzling—extremely white as no launderer on earth could whiten them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with … Read More Letters to the Lord: Overshadowed
Once again I welcome Margaret Kirby as my guest blogger today. Her beautiful post gives us much to ponder alone with God. “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked” (Psalm 84:10). … Read More Letters to the Lord: One Day in Your Courts
All I can say is “Thank you”, Lord. And Merci! I had no thought of receiving this honor, especially since I was entered in the category of Literary Fiction with very talented authors from the general market–not the inspirational market. But on Saturday, as I lay sick in bed at a lodge in Western Kentucky … Read More Letters to the Lord: Georgia Author of the Year Finalist
The week was everything I hoped for and more, and I was exhausted. When you have twenty-one people spanning four generations together, it can be. Joy and drama packed in together. The second day as Paul and I were finally heading to the beach, our youngest nephew greeted us at the bottom of the steps … Read More Letters to the Lord: Hilton Head Happiness
My guest blogger today is delightful Julia Kramer. I met Julia in Salzburg, Austria several years ago when Paul and I were speaking at a retreat for missionaries. Over the past years, we’ve found a mutual love for writing. I am always encouraged and spurred on by Julia’s words, and I know you will be … Read More Letters to the Lord: Less Is More
Have I shared with you the two words that are encouraging me this year? PRESS ON. The verse that they are taken from in Philippians says, “Brothers (and sisters), I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet, but one thing I do. Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what … Read More Letters to the Lord: Perseverance
Sometimes Spring takes my breath away and I have no words. Just a few photos and a verse that I need to remember today: Lord Jesus, please calm my anxious heart today as I trust You. And may I bloom for Your glory like the lilies of the field. ELIZABETH MUSSER writes ‘entertainment with a … Read More Letters to the Lord: No Words
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 … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Tree
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