Generational Influence

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 Next week, I will head to Finland, my mom’s birthplace and where many of my relatives still reside. This trip comes on the heels of a erratic year during which I...

A Powerful Reminder

 The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16 I recently accompanied my mom to a memorial service back in Oregon.  Listening to the pastor’s words, I was struck by how much her friend had loved to spend time with his family.  I had been urging...

When Memory Fades

Today I mourn the loss of my mom.   Yet, she is still here with me.   I watch her smile and nod her head – her contribution to most conversations. I asked her what she likes about the meal she just ate but I already know the answer.  “Everything,” she responds.  It’s...

Gratitude

  Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4 The week before Thanksgiving the Veritas Kindergarteners were asked to proclaim what they are thankful for.  Many expressed thanks for their families, for...