INTRO by Nancy McGuirk.
I recently received this email from Barbara Potts, who is Maryland’s State Prayer Coordinator, and thought you might like to read it over my shoulder. Barb’s experience should encourage us all. The Light ALWAYS wins over darkness. Continue reading
Sitting on my screened porch and looking outside at the trees so close that I feel I am right in their midst, I wonder: Why do branches grow upward in rebellious disregard for the forces of gravity? Surely they should be drawn downward. Continue reading
Things are heating up in the sleepy rural area of Western Maryland where I live. In the next couple of days, the entire civilized world will be focused on the town of Thurmont, Maryland which rests on the outskirts of Camp David—the scene of the G-8 Summit. The G-8 Summit is a gathering of the heads of state of the eight most powerful and influential nations of the world. Continue reading
The other day I was walking across the driveway from the house to the car. For a brief instant, I thought I saw something move slightly around my feet. I stopped, looked down at the blacktop and focused carefully. Continue reading
Yesterday was Sunday and the beginning of a new year. I walked my dog, Caesar, at Old Forge Elementary School before church. It was a beautiful, cloudless day, but the wind was brisk and chilly, so I took a short-cut across the playground and looped around to the front of the school. I noticed that there were no sheep out in the adjoining pasture. Usually, I see the whole flock on Sundays, but today the fields were empty. Continue reading