What’s in a name? When we got our dog Moxie at age 7 months, I decided ahead of time not to change her kennel name – whatever it might be. I was delighted with her given name – Moxie! She has all the “moxie” of my Jewish relatives. God picked the perfect name for her and the perfect dog for us! What’s in your name? Mine means foreigner…….not bad considering we are all strangers in a foreign land until we find our home in Jesus!
Last Friday night I attended opening night of “The Dining Room” presented by Elements Theatre Company. Actually it is my sister-in-law’s dining room – but it could have been my dining room – or your dining room. Sr. Danielle (Grace) could have been my mother (wow — did that bring back memories as I re-lived the reactions of her daughter Carolyn). Brad Lussier could have been my own “Father Knows Best”. The audience (who also played a role in this play) reacted in many different ways. Sometimes what felt very painful to me made other people laugh. Like reading a great book, I find myself thinking of the people in the Dining Room as real friends.
Crocuses, daffodils, tulips follow the gentle rain….smiles popping up in every corner of this small garden of the world God has given us to grow and beautify….like Israel….always the best for the children of God.