October 2014


Proverbs 15:24 – The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. (NIV)

As the fall draws along, road construction is also in high gear to get roads completed before the winter season. For the past few weeks, on the road that I travel twice a day when I'm working, the paving company has been busy putting down layers of asphalt. What was once a two-lane road is being transformed into five lanes. Pylons, flag people, and large pieces of equipment are in abundance.


Life runs along mostly predictably for many of us. Yes, we have things tucked into the far corners of our minds about health and retirement and so on. But when a family has a medical crisis, these thoughts instantly find their way back into everyday thinking, as life changes immediately to meet this need.

For two weeks in August, this was our world: juggling hospital visits and hospital meetings, making decisions about prospective new living arrangements for my father-in-law, taking care of a pet, and, oh yes, fitting family and work into the day.

BOOK REVIEW: The First Christmas

The First Christmas written by Janice D.Green is a splendid Christmas story for boys and girls. The illustrations by Violet Vandor are clear and the different color pages adds to the beauty of this book. It size is great for reading with one child or sharing with a larger group in a reading circle. Each page asks questions to the children that challenges their thinking and draws the children in with questions that they can relate to. The story is very accurate to the scriptures. The size of the book is great for a child to read and or just look at the pictures.