Voni's View

Our vision depends on where we are standing

Life’s Currents and God’s Oars

It is late at night; I’m sitting with this computer in my lap and am almost asleep. . . In my mind’s eye it is mid-morning, and I am standing on high ground beside the bank of a flowing river. I gaze at the water, and see different currents coming together, then parting. Turning my […]

Puzzling Puzzles

          I stand, looking at the puzzle. The outside border is done:  you know, all those pieces with at least one straight line that eventually give the physical limits to the puzzle.  On the table are groupings of different colors and designs, carefully separated.  Inside the border, pieces locked into place, […]

Psalms 23 – Spiritual Antibiotic NEEDED

Memories from the past:  MAY 1987 My husband of 40 years is gone. I am desperate!  Without hope.  I can barely think logically, as my thoughts whirl in circles. My husband has been telling me in actions; now it is in clear words: he does not love me – and he is GONE! This marriage of […]


I’m sitting at the table in the kitchen nook.  The sunshine is streaming in windows as I look out at our small back yard.  I love this little corner of our home. Crazy as it sounds, this little corner is my “retreat”, especially so at this time of the morning. My three older children left […]


Ten years old: she stands on a humongous pile of freshly cut hay piled high in the hayloft, at one end of the barn. The small girl looks across a space to see another humongous pile of hay at the other end of the barn.  In her hand she is tightly grasping a rope that […]

Package of 3

September, 1987 I like the number 3; but I never thought of the number as applying to psychological, mental and spiritual principles.  Yet, look at this . . . Forgiveness: I must learn how to forgive if I want to walk free and be. (I’m studying more on this from doctors. I’m amazed at some of […]

Lord, Are You Sure?

I am having a running conversation with God. Well, really: it may be more one-sided?  I’m talking to Him about Ephesians 5:17-2o I keep re-reading those verses…trying to figure out how  to thank God for everything. It makes no sense to me. Eph 5:17,18,20 17 Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Train December 1987

I sit on the train looking out the big windows at the landscape slipping past me: tall evergreen trees interspersed with the lacework of leafless trees thrusting their branches against the grey sky, all anchored in a natural forest undergrowth.  Raindrops splashing and runnng  down in small riveluts, causing the landscape to blur in front […]