Traveling Across the Pacific

Traveling Across the Pacific

In January 1983 Lyn Mathews, the wife of the Dean of the Institute of Cultural Affairs asks me to go to the Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific to participate in the Pacific Training School. I pause for a minute, ask her a couple of questions and then say, “Yes.” I want...
Happy New Year – 2018

Happy New Year – 2018

Wishing a Merry Christmas and a great New Year has set my mind to spinning. Sixty-four years since my first date request from Rodney Wilson. That was to go out for a hamburger after operetta rehearsal on Wednesday night. He didn’t know that mid-week nights were off...
Where We Live

Where We Live

It occurred to me recently that we all live on one small blue marble traveling through the space of the universe. Some days I forget that fact and think I’m just located in Prairie Village Kansas. Not! Who was the writer a few years ago who explained our impact...
Celebration of Faithful Women

Celebration of Faithful Women

Every year Presbyterian Women of Village Presbyterian Church honor three women as “Women of Faith.” A celebration Saturday honored Kim Higgins, Arlene Raudenbush and me at a lovely luncheon attended by a room full of wonderful women…and a few men. My...

Surprise in Oslo

One day in 2008 my friend, Kaze and I flip through a Bible looking for stories that once influenced us. We choose the passage of Jesus walking on water. Peter pleads to join him and Jesus beckons him out of the boat. Peter suddenly is scared and starts to sink. Jesus...