Thoughts on Grief – Part 1

by Donna Marie Berger When we are coasting along a smooth, straight road and the sun is shining, it is so easy to say, “Praise God!” We thank Him and trust Him and love Him for all the good things in our life. But what happens when dark clouds roll in bringing job...

Jesus took the wheel

Photo by Iván Rivero from Pexels by Donna Marie Berger It’s a fourteen-hour drive from Charlottesville, VA to our home in Florida. Halfway home we stopped in Charleston for the night. After that much needed rest, we started out on the home stretch. John...

Finding Heaven in Lent

photo by Ahna Ziegler/Unsplash.com by Will Searcy This past Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, and aside from being that one day a year when conspicuous smudges on people’s face often go unmentioned, it marked the beginning of Lent. The confusion over Lent, its...

Reflecting ‘His light’

by Donna Marie Berger The news cycle is 24 hours a day of unmitigated misery. We are constantly bombarded by negativity, hatred and disrespect. And, then comes a ‘random act of kindness’ that breaks through the darkness reflecting the light of God…. I have a dear...

Will it take another 20 years?

by Donna Marie Berger I have begun preparing our Bible Study of the First book of  Samuel which starts up soon. Some of the early chapters record the history of how the people of Israel turned away from God and how their faith eroded. The elders had failed to...

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