Reflections on a “Pentecostal” Anniversary

Delighted to offer a shout-out to my folks, Tim and Joy Palma, who this week celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary! It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around 50 years. I mean, that’s 5 decades. I haven’t even been alive for that long. An example from the Bible I think helps conceptualize their marriage’sContinue reading “Reflections on a “Pentecostal” Anniversary”

“My Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children”

Guest post by Joy Palma It is always a pleasure to share these pages with like-minded people. In commemoration of 50 years since the passing of my grandma Theresa Rubbo, I would like to share again the post by my mom, Joy Palma, dedicated to her memory. The piece is written from her heart, cherishingContinue reading ““My Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children””

Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots”

Holiday Greetings! I am delighted to announce to all my subscribers a discount on my recent book, Embracing Our Roots: Rediscovering the Value of Faith, Family, and Tradition. The promo (50% OFF) is available via the publisher, https://wipfandstock.com/9781725293144/embracing-our-roots/, with the code ROOTS1, through the end of December. Happy Thanksgiving and God’s richest blessings to youContinue reading “Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots””

A Mothers’ Day Tribute

Strength and dignity are her clothing,    and she laughs at the time to come.She opens her mouth with wisdom,    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.She looks well to the ways of her household,    and does not eat the bread of idleness.Her children rise up and call her happy. ~Proverbs 31:25-28, NRSV It’s that time ofContinue reading “A Mothers’ Day Tribute”

Loving Freely: Rediscovering the Value of Faith

Days spent working from my office at home during the pandemic can be frustrating at times. The kids are home right now–learning remotely. Every now and then there’s a cry from the other end of the house: someone’s arguing or spilling or breaking something. My earplugs are already in but don’t quite drown out theContinue reading “Loving Freely: Rediscovering the Value of Faith”

The Awesome Power of Our Omnipotent God

It’s so important during these days of pandemic to remember that a source of power exists that is greater than disease and death. This piece was originally published on CBN.com. Thanks goes to the Senior Producer at CBN, Beth Patch, for permission to republish here for my beloved subscribers. “Truly I tell you, if anyoneContinue reading “The Awesome Power of Our Omnipotent God”