RVing

Bugling Elk and Boot-Piercing Cacti: Life on the Road

I am often asked for advice on long-term RVing and am delighted to share what I’ve learned. If you prepare well, and perhaps even you don’t, life on the road can be filled with wonderful adventures and a good many misadventures! I’m a writer and my husband, who is several years my senior, was able… Continue reading Bugling Elk and Boot-Piercing Cacti: Life on the Road

Christian Faith · Prayer

Until the Sound of a Mighty Rain…

“Ask for a confirming sign from the Lord your God. You can even ask for something miraculous”–Isaiah 7:11 (NIV) Ahab went out to meet Elijah. The moment Ahab saw Elijah he said, “So it’s you, old troublemaker!” “It’s not I who has caused trouble in Israel,” said Elijah, “but you and your government—you’ve dumped God’s ways and… Continue reading Until the Sound of a Mighty Rain…

Music · Nature

The Great Animal Orchestra

Years ago, when my husband Gene and I made our first trek across the country in an RV, we were amused and captivated by the antics of the very social, black-tailed prairie dogs whose communities we encountered while hiking near Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. It broke my heart to hear that these little creatures have now… Continue reading The Great Animal Orchestra

Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing · Literature · Sanctuary

Unforgiveness: A Loose Cannon Below Decks

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:12-13, NIV, 1984. French author Victor Hugo, best known for Les Miserables and The Hunchback of… Continue reading Unforgiveness: A Loose Cannon Below Decks

Nature

Cape Fear Raptor Center

I had the pleasure this week of visiting with some of the birds that are under the care of the Cape Fear Raptor Center in Rocky Point, North Carolina. The organization educates the public on the importance of these extraordinary creatures and provides rehabilitation services to injured raptors with the goal of releasing them back to their natural habitats.… Continue reading Cape Fear Raptor Center

Christian Faith

How Could a Loving and All-Powerful God Allow the Catastrophic to Occur?

The following was originally published on September 7, 2012 on my website, The Rockery (www.the-rockery.com). On August 29, 2005 at 6:10 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States as a Category 3 hurricane bringing with it devastating floods, battering winds . . . catastrophic destruction. More than… Continue reading How Could a Loving and All-Powerful God Allow the Catastrophic to Occur?

Christian Faith · Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing · Jesus Christ

Books To Feed Your Mind and Spirit

I am often asked for recommendations of devotional materials. Topping my list is Devotional Classics. (I’ve mentioned DC elsewhere on this site but want to reemphasize it and a couple of others today).  I’ve used this book in my seminary and church-based classes on spiritual formation and development in the disciplines of the faith. I have… Continue reading Books To Feed Your Mind and Spirit