Veterans Day -- Joe Guts

Joe Guts

By Susan | January 6, 2020

The Lord is my strength and song,
and he is become my salvation:
he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation
 my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name.

—    Exodus 15:2, 3


I used to think warriors were like comic-book action figures.…

New Year’s: Loaded For Bear

New Year’s: Loaded For Bear

By Susan | January 6, 2020

And besides this, giving all diligence,
add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge;
and to knowledge temperance;
and to temperance patience;
and to patience godliness;
and to godliness brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you,

Halloween -- Pumpkinheads

Halloween — Pumpkinheads

By Susan | January 6, 2020

(H)e hath no form of comeliness;
and when we shall see him
there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He is despised and rejected of men. . . .

                                                                      — Isaiah 53:2b,3a


A bunch of us new college graduates had gathered at a local establishment which served festive beverages.

Easter -- Back From the Dead

Easter: Back From the Dead

By Susan | January 6, 2020

. . . (G)reater is he that is in you,
than he that is in the world.

— 1 John 4:4


The greatest thing about Easter is that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, came back from the dead. He’s alive! And He can intervene in everyday life at any time, for anyone, anywhere.

Christmas - in Jenna's Stocking

Christmas — In Jenna’s Stocking

By Susan | January 6, 2020

For the Son of man is come
to seek and to save that which was lost.

—    Luke 19:10


When I was little, I had a fuzzy stuffed kitten named ‘’Pinky.’’ We were inseparable. Because I was weird, I chewed off half her fur. She was unsightly. I adored her.


My husband had a little panda bear,