[Written by Fay Rowe in 2001; published by Gillian Fritzsche] Publisher’s note: this is the tribute that my mother, Fay Rowe, wrote for her father when he passed into glory in 2001. As I was searching through my files recently, I came across it. It comforts me to know her own thoughts of when the … More Unswervingly and Joyfully Convinced
[Published by Gillian Fritzsche] It was Easter Sunday morning, April 4th, 2021. Fay Rowe had just posted on her personal Facebook page, “It’s Resurrection Sunday, when we celebrate that the crucified Christ rose again for our justification. Alleluia!” Minutes later, she arose with her husband to get ready to attend church, in person. She showered, … More April 4th, 2021
The Sunday before Christmas 1991 dawned bright and crisp, and our city was a glistening Christmas card after Saturday’s snow storm. Noisy snow squeaked underfoot as I trudged hurriedly to the entrance of the church. I was the worship leader and running late. I had dawdled way too long at home, mulling over whether or … More Five First Christmases
There’s something about the red words that draws me in—and this chapter is all in red. It’s Jesus talking. All red, that is, except for the usual prelude setting the scene, telling us the actors. Telling us who is listening and learning, and who is listening but not learning a thing. The tax collectors and … More Luke 15: Priceless
September has become a strange month for me. I sometimes don’t know where to look. I was a fourth grade teacher in my younger days, and September was a forward-looking month back then. Everything was new. New students! New responsibilities! New possibilities! New clothes! 😉 Now decades later, that perspective has changed. September has me … More Remember
I say that a lot. “All good!’ in response to something that certainly is NOT all good. Something unimportant like when we scraped the side of our car on a yellow post as we drove away from the border check-point in Niagara Falls. Or something like the haircut I recently gave myself because, after ten … More It’s All Good
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