Voni's View

Our vision depends on where we are standing

What does Different mean?

Today, we are living smack in the middle of different!   August, 1967 As my husband and our five children walk down the gangplank from the Japanese freighter onto the solid shore, into the heat and the bustling port of Santos, Brazil, my ears only hear the strange sounds of Portuguese, the language of my […]

God! You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

It is evening.  My body is exhausted from sorting and packing.  My mind is tired from thinking. I reach for my Bible to see if I can find some verses to  bring me peace.  I open my Bible and start reading . . . Suddenly, I read a verse that stops me in surprise. I […]


My eyes follow the eagle flying through the sky.                                                  I watch the trees sway in the fresh warm wind.     I feel the cool breeze touching my body. . .   […]

Forgiveness 202 How to Come Out on Top

This post is a little different.  I start out by describing a scene of hurt, then attempt to apply what we learn from it.   It’s now the correct time to unpack your imagination.  Are you ready? Let’s go! Imagine a wide staircase.  You and a friend are standing together on one of the steps, […]