Fall 2010 LIVING FRAGRANCE newsletter

Something made me think about hiking as I wrote the newsletter. During my years in California, I loved getting away to the mountains, especially in the fall. I’m in the Midwest now, so heading up to the mountains on a Sunday after church is out of the question. Instead, I enjoy walking through a stand of timber when the trees are at the height of their fall color and the sun is shining through them. I love the way it colors my world…

the big challenge

She disappeared into a little room off the kitchen and returned with a plastic shopping bag stretched tight under the weight of a payload that was nearly falling out. She extended her hand and offered me the bag. One of the biggest zucchini I had ever seen swung heavily between us. I looked into her eyes and knew I had but one choice…

go tell it beyond the mountain

I introduced myself to a few women and was soon “found” by a bright-eyed woman named Dawn. “I’ll be shadowing you today,” she said. Noting my confused reaction, Dawn smiled and reassured me that anything that I needed–she had it covered. We found a corner and prayed as ladies filled the room. Music played overhead. The place grew louder with women laughing, chatting and…
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