“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Dietrich Bonhoeffer 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship became a modern classic.

Apart from his theological writings, Bonhoeffer became known for his staunch resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, including vocal opposition to Hitler’s euthanasia program and genocidal persecution of the Jews.

Allegedly associated with the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler by members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office), Bonhoeffer was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo, imprisoned at Tegel prison for one and a half years, and then in a Nazi concentration camp, and after a very brief, biased trial with other plotters as the Nazi regime collapsed, executed by hanging on April 9, 1945, just two weeks before Allied forces liberated the camp and three weeks before Hitler’s suicide.  – Wikipedia

Reaching back into the vault to share a few old posts today….hover over an image and click to read..


It is early morning. I haven’t been up this early in a long time–over a year. As I quietly tap out myView full post »

dying to bear fruit

I haven’t consistently blogged for a very long time; I’ve been crying a lot. First, quietly before God inView full post »

it’s a new year

As written on January 1, 2006—my sentiments remain the same: This first day of this new year I am not so muchView full post »

For someone who has gotten into a cooking s.l.u.m.p, the discovery of this wonderful magazine has been a summer life-saver! My sister gave my other sister a copy of it, and that sister showed it to me when I visited my mom in the spring. I spied it in the airport newsstand when flying home….and well…every recipe I have tried is healthy, satisfying and delicious! One of the things I really like about it is that all the recipes I have made are easy to prepare, and I could actually find the ingredients in my regular ol’ grocery store.


You can find older copies to purchase here…bon appetit!

It’s not that I don’t have time–I do
It’s not that there aren’t things to be done–there are
It’s not that there aren’t things to be said–there is

But today I am feeling old and tangled and bent and broken–
That there is always someone younger and smarter and sharper and more gifted
to say and do the things that need be said and done

Truth in a lie…

For so very long I’ve hung onto my dream of
giving expression to all the things I think need to be said and done,
constantly dredging for that gold that now
sits heavy, unbudging in deep deep waters
of this old soul

Haven’t I earned this right to say and do–
to give expression with pen and lens to truths I know
–or used to know–
perhaps still do but in a different way

With all the years of tears and toils and joys of
living and tasting and seeing
there must be a way for me to still partake
in the telling of life’s glorious secrets

Alas, today
I find not words…
am denied


But I have found
in seasons like this…
when I cannot…
I can encourage those who can

and so I will…

until I can again.


  • Elizabeth - You wrote in ways I couldn’t the thoughts of my mind, the feelings of my heart, recently. Thank you, Debi. And I’m still loving my blog design all this long time later.ReplyCancel

    • Debi - Elizabeth…
      Thank you for your encouraging words …I know you know, being a creative spirit yourself :)
      So glad you still like your blog space!ReplyCancel