I Want to go Home

Teresa Poucher How long has it been since you have been back home?  Whether it’s your parents’, grandparents’, or childhood home, there is something about returning home when you have been gone for a while.  When you get to a certain landmark, your emotions are triggered, and anticipation grows. I’m almost home now.   “So ye in like manner, when ye shallContinue reading “I Want to go Home”

Beethoven, Can You Hear?

Teresa Poucher     Ludwig Van Beethoven learned to play music at a very young age.  At his first recital, he was only six years old.  He became an amazing violinist, pianist, and composer.  One of his best-known pieces of music is his Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67, also known simply as “Beethoven’s Fifth Sympathy” (see link below).He was already going deaf when he composed it.    Continue reading “Beethoven, Can You Hear?”


Friendly, Attentive, Speedy, Thoughtful Teresa Poucher How do you feel about servers? (waiter or waitress) A good restaurant always warmly greets people as they enter.   F: Friendly – We want someone friendly to be our server.  Even if someone else does a good job, this server makes us feel good because they are friendly.   A: Attentive – We like it whenContinue reading “F.A.S.T.”

Which Garden do you Prefer?

Teresa Poucher I’ve seen rock gardens in Colorado, flower gardens in Hawaii, and vegetable gardens in Louisiana.  However, none of these intrigue me like the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives.  Yes, it was full of olive trees.  Olive trees are known to live 5,000 years. Some of the very trees Jesus prayed under could still beContinue reading “Which Garden do you Prefer?”

What has Your Attention?

Teresa Poucher Elijah went face to face with “… prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table.” (I Kings 18:19)   He mocked them at mount Carmel after they spent hours of sacrifice, worship, leaping, and cutting themselves until their blood gushed out.Continue reading “What has Your Attention?”