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 By Sue Carlisle    Perspectives 

Washing Away the Grime

I think about the miracle of water's cleansing ability every time I wash the dishes, do the laundry or take a shower. Can you imagine what our lives would be like if we couldn't... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Living Water

When I was a child, I worried about all the water running out of the rivers and into the oceans. First, I worried that the rivers would run out of water. Then, I worried that the... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Walking in the Light

There is no place quite like the mountains to enjoy the first rays of morning light. Shimmering rays glint across lakes and streams, inviting wildlife to leave their shadowy... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

I cried out to God for help when everything I knew about serving Him fell out from under me. I discovered that the spiritual leader I had trusted for over 20 years lived a lie. He... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Look at Who I Am

Do you ever regret choices you've made? Do you wonder if God exists, and, if so, why you are in such a mess? Has a self-proclaimed Christian ever seriously wounded you or led you... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Christmas in Chaos

Brightly-lit trees, merry songs and glitzy packages seem like noisy intruders into a world whipped apart by hurricanes, crumbled by earthquakes, scorched by wildfires and wounded... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Love won

Our close friend, Glenn, died in a car accident a few weeks ago. We met him when we were older and wiser 20-year-olds and he was only 18. We would have celebrated a 50-year friendsh... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Just Wondering

I wonder what the world would be like if each of us could see the spiritual realm as clearly as we see the physical one. What does the spirit world look like when an airliner... — Updated 7/15/2017

 

Mountain splendor

I surveyed the land around me as I sat on a flat rock halfway up the grassy hill. The forest across the river below gave way to snowcapped peaks. Bluebirds added vibrant accents to... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Amazing Creator!

I often find it difficult to match my space travel with my daily life. I don’t travel as fast as people living on the equator; they ride the earth’s rotation at 1,000 miles an... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

The King's Child

Miriam wearily brushed the hair away from her face as she scrubbed the last of the pots in the hot, humid kitchen. It had not been her idea to become a scullery maid in the house of... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

Heaven's Heirs

Last night I sat transfixed as I viewed a recent NASA photo of outer space. I’ve seen many space pictures over the years, but the clarity and sparkle of this one caused me to... — Updated 7/19/2016

 

Living Words

I’ve liked this Proverb since I was in my twenties, because a motherly friend gave me the book, Apples of Gold, to encourage me through some maturing times in my marriage. I... — Updated 5/14/2016

 

Puzzling Pieces

Life is a puzzle. How many of your puzzle pieces are not quite fitting into the pattern you envisioned? Like with a jigsaw puzzle, I have often looked through my life's puzzle... — Updated 3/23/2016

 

Mississippi Mud Pies

I kept repeating it in my head: Mississippi mud pies, Mississippi mud pies. I encouraged my brain: you know these words; you know how to say them; you can do it. I whispered them to... — Updated 1/16/2016

 

Amazing!

Isn’t it amazing that leaves turn brilliant yellows, oranges and reds before leaving (or as my funny husband would say, “leafing”) to prepare branches for heavy winter snows?... — Updated 11/14/2015

 

Something of Substance

As autumn chills the air, my thoughts turn to food, not just the light salads and cold fruits of summer, but something more substantial. I bring out the slow cooker for hearty beef... — Updated 9/10/2015

 

Family: Part Two

Mele had always been some mythical character in the far distant past. I’d heard bits and pieces of her story from family members. Her mother’s name was High Feather, or maybe... — Updated 8/1/2015

 

Family: Part One

After years of wondering and months of searching, my husband held her phone number in his hands; he paced the room, wondering what to do. What if she didn’t want to talk to him?... — Updated 5/12/2015

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Spring's Symphony

Spring’s glorious production opens with a chorus of geese flying north, in perfect V formation, over melting ponds and running streams breaking free from their icy strongholds.... — Updated 3/21/2015

 

Moving forward?

2015! Twenty fifteen sounds like the title of a sci-fi movie. Sometimes I feel like I am living in the middle of such an epoch. Every day, advances in technology expand way beyond... — Updated 1/17/2015

 

"If Only" at Christmas

I grew up on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, not because I am Arapahoe or Shoshone (I am actually part Ponca), but because our doctor in Denver told my parents that my brothe... — Updated 12/4/2014

 

Taste Buds

As summer turns to autumn, shorter days and crisp air stir up visions of hearty soups and crusty homemade bread. It won’t be long before the holidays give me a good excuse to... — Updated 10/12/2014

 

Ears to Hear

I ducked under the eaves, lingering to hear the rhythm of a gentle rain as a chickadee called from a nearby lilac bush and a chipmunk scampered from the bird feeder. Quiet, simple... — Updated 7/23/2014

 

Eyes to See

Have you ever wondered how our eyes see and how our brains make sense of it all? I like to ponder such questions, especially if I am discouraged. When my faith begins to wobble,... — Updated 5/25/2014

 

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