A COVID Thanksgiving

I grew up on a dead-end dirt road, running barefoot, with pig-tails, and a cap-gun strapped to each hip.  My imaginary world was wonderful, and I lived in it as much as possible, but by the end of the day it would dissipate and the reality of poverty and fear would take over.  My mom,…

Rivers of Water

I was on my way home from the hospital and my first born was lying in an incubator at Pitt Memorial. The last thing I wanted to do was leave her, but circumstances prevailed, and it became something unavoidable. As I lay in bed that night my heart and mind, extremely distressed, I could not…

The Ultimate Misfit

One Christmas morning I was up before the birds and all in the house was quiet as a mouse. I was sad, rejected, a misfit because there were certain relationships within my family strained and almost nonexistent. My children and I were were separated by many American miles. As I sat in the silence of…

Yes, I am in a Relationship

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…”  Hebrews 12:2 Growing up I was so afraid of hell, that I actually wished I’d never been born. Daily, I was tormented with the thought of the rapture, and being left behind.   I knew God’s promises but for some reason they didn’t apply to me.  It…

Cooking The Goose!

Is it possible that mean people are a blessing in disguise? I’m not talking about evil people…certainly those that abuse and hurt others are never a blessing! I’m making reference to those people who “rub us the wrong way” or “get under our skin.” You know the ones…forthright, and tactless. Their words are sharp and…

Good Friday, Is it Really Good?

In less than a week, another year of my life will have been spent…gone forever, never again to relive. Re-do’s are just impossible with time. The older I get the closer to dependency I become, and that frightens me. As a caregiver, I work with elderly seniors, and their level of dependency varies greatly. I…

Lingering

Anything we give to help hurting people, God will always return many times over. Not only will He meet our needs, but our joy will increase as a result of giving in love. Joyce Meyer Lord, open my eyes that I may see, open my heart that I may love, and open my hands that…

It’s Not a Dirty Little Secret

“Now my soul is troubled and distressed, and what shall I say? (Jesus) Jesus was afraid. How can this be? Jesus, God incarnate, the creator of all universes, was afraid to die. Do you ever think about dying? It’s not a pleasant thought. There are so many unknowns about this fate that we all must…

Baaa Or Maaa?

There’s no time like the present for innovation. As a writer, I usually try to read some word of inspiration in the early morning hours…and often with a cup of coffee on my desk. Today my hand reached for Strong for a Moment Like This…The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton.  (Yes, I am aware…

How About Those Bulbs!

Daily Proverb:  If you are too lazy to plow in the right season, you will have no food at the harvest. Today’s proverb reminds me of my bulb story.  (true story) I had high hopes for the bulbs I held in my hands.  As I went to the register to pay for my treasures I…