Book Recommendation: Undone – A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life


Locally, it is the time of year where high school drama teams will soon be performing their spring musicals.

Advertisements promoting these events are in place and it is only a few weeks until the curtain rises for the initial performances.

Footloose, The Music Man, and Children of Eden are a few of the musicals to be performed this year near our domain.

You will never win the games that you don’t play.  You will never make the shots you refuse to take.  Success is a product of the decisions you make, the risks you take, the networks you generate, and the opportunities you create.”  – Dr. Jevonnah Ellison


Photo Courtesy of Bruce R. Cross

Are You a Victim of Identity Theft?

Shattered 2

We live in a very connected world.

Thanks for such a profound statement, Captain Obvious”, might be a thought going through your mind at the moment.

Online banking – smart phones – digital transfers – Apple Pay – PayPal – uploads, and downloads are all terms which could have jumped off the pages of an episode of the Jetsons a generation ago.

Breathing Easier and Giving Thanks


May I digress a little and share some personal thoughts with you?

If it’s OK, I’d like to kick off my shoes, get comfy, and simply relax from a reasonably trying week or so.

As I sat down to write it was like being at the starting line of a race, hearing the gun go off, and not being able to move a muscle instead of running the race.

Live Fearless!

Live Fearless

I have noticed the billboard on several occasions during my travels over the past few months between my home and Harrisburg, seventy five miles to the south of us.

The billboards are part of an advertising campaign for a regional health insurance company.

God’s treasure…is like an infinite ocean…yet a little wave of feeling, passing with the moment, contents us…when He finds a soul permeated with a living faith, He pours into it His graces and His favours plenteously…into the soul they flow like a torrent.” – Conversations and Letters of Brother Lawrence (June 1, 1682)


Photo Courtesy of Bruce R. Cross 


The Practice of the Presence of God (New and Revised Edition) (Ichthus Publications, 2015), Location 684