Author: Barbara Greenhow

I am a woman in my eighties who has been a believer for over 65 years. I was born in Michigan, but have also lived in Ontario, Pennsylvania and on Cape Cod. I enjoy classical music, reading, cooking, and (most of the time) other people. I have four children who are scattered all over the country, and so my church family are my nearest “relatives”. My greatest hope is to make Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone) my life’s theme. Over the years I have had many highs and lows, and have found through it all that my God is faithful, and that He is Love. My purpose in writing is twofold. I am still working out many issues about what it means to be “in Christ’, and I find that writing things down somehow helps me clarify my thoughts. The other reason I write is to share some of my insights with others who may have the same questions. In sharing ideas and experiences, I think we help each other grow. I am definitely still learning. I am a conservative Christian, but I try to live under Grace rather than Law. I believe that we need to study Scripture vigilantly, because it is one of the two guides we have to the will of God for us. The other is the Person of Jesus Christ, and He is to be our example and mentor as we sojourn here on Earth. With these as our teachers, I believe we can come to live lives which glorify God and effectively share His Good News of redemption and forgiveness.

Life Lessons

A few weeks ago my very grown-up children and I were trying to decide what to do about Christmas. They all live great distances away, and they dreaded trying to travel at holiday time, especially with COVID on the uptake…

A New Day

Recently I had a visit from one of my friends from church. I don’t often have visitors anymore, and this was a special treat. She and her husband had been long-time missionaries in Africa, and have a wealth of interesting…

A Sad Farewell

I loved Queen Elizabeth. She had been a part of my life since I was a small child. She was only a few years older than I and had been held up to me (by my Scottish aunt) as a…