All Life Is Sacred! (by Julie Surface Johnson)

She examined the jewel in our crown–firstborn son of our firstborn daughter–with the trained eye of a pediatric nurse and declared, “Something’s wrong. I’d have him checked for Down syndrome.” I recoiled, like a cobra, in denial. Who was this person who dared upset our perfect world and perfect family with cruel conjecturing? Certainly it hadn’t escaped me... read more

A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 77:9

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”    Psalm 77:9   “Has God forgotten to be merciful?  Has he in anger withheld his compassion? Selah” Meditation This sounds familiar! How like me to judge... read more