Discipleship

Discipleship

The women of our church had a half-day retreat up in Julian, a mountain community above San Diego. It featured 3 speakers, coffee and goodies to start, and then a delightful lunch. I almost didn’t make it as the battery in my car decided it didn’t want to work that...
Time to Retire?

Time to Retire?

Joyce, my agent of nearly 15 years, has finally closed her agency. She has spent more time in hospitals and rehab this year than at home and she and her son, who is also an agent, finally made the difficult decision to retire. I’m sad but understand. They have a...
Hosting an International Student

Hosting an International Student

For those of you who have never had the pleasure of hosting an international student, I highly recommend it. You get to enjoy talking with a student and learning about their country. They come here to study English, either at the facility downtown, or one of the...
The Patch

The Patch

Doctors like to do tests. I’m sure in most instances they are necessary, some take just a little time, like blood tests, X-rays, etc. My doctor wanted to do a heart monitor test. This was to check for atrial fibrillation. I had two serious bouts but that was over four...
A New Direction

A New Direction

Many years ago, I hosted students who came from other countries to attend the English language program at San Diego State University. I had mostly Japanese students, but have hosted two boys from Argentina and one from Switzerland. I enjoyed them but due to other...