This low iodine diet for 4 weeks is not very restrictive, yet, it’s a change in habit that I find a little disconcerting. I reach for a homemade cookie made by a friend, and I can’t take a bite. I am thirsty for a glass of milk to drink with my meal, and I have […]


We were cleaning out our cabinet of of DVDs and VHS tapes. It’s amazing how the industry has changed. I remember my daughter had a friend in second grade whose parents owned a video rental store. They would bring in a popular children’s movie for the class to watch during party days. My daughter is […]

I found this lying around in my house, part of an article by John Piper from What we mean by the sovereignty of God is captured in paragraph 3.2 of The Bethlehem Baptist Church Elder Affirmation of Faith. The dozens of biblical passages used to support this paragraph are found in the online version. […]

I spoke at my daughter’s college fellowship group retreat on Saturday, and as is always the case, the teacher probably got more out of it than the students. There was good feedback from the girls, and I myself also learned one thing that I need to apply to myself. I said contentment comes when we […]


Rev 3:8 – I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. This was the passage we read in the sermon at church. To tell you the […]

For those who may, for whatever reason, have to go on a low-iodine diet, I am with you. What led up to this was a thyroidectomy, a diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer, and the impending radioactive iodine treatment (RAI). Today, I started the 2-week low iodine diet to prepare for the RAI plus one more […]


This article “Don’t want the freedom of the empty nest” resonated with me, particularly these paragraphs: “The sad thing is, when my own children were small our family activities had to be restricted mostly to free things. My decision to be a stay-at-home mom at that point meant an entertainment budget so tiny as to […]