• Treasured Memories with Jesus Bring Hope

    “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart”—Luke 2:19 (NIV). A recent morning devotional reminded me of treasured childhood memories. Growing up in southwestern Louisiana, I spent many hours outdoors on sunny days. Barefoot most of the time, I loved lying in the grass. On my stomach, I would search […]

  • The Memory Room

    This past summer, at a social gathering, someone asked me if I miss my country of origin. Not really, I thought, but I do miss my grandparents’ house, I replied to the question. I miss my childhood and my family’s get-togethers and everyone congregating in the “kitchen house”, which was build as a separate room […]