Every so often, when I'm reading my Bible, a line will stop me in my tracks...and not in a good way. I love the Psalms and spend a lot of time in them; I find them refreshing and challenging at the same time, a helpful tool especially when I can't find the words to pray. … Continue reading Sinful Top 100
It's #historyfriday--throwback edition! Today, in honor of the upcoming MLK holiday, I'm re-posting an article I wrote about the beginning of Martin Luther King Jr's dream. You can read it here "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." --MLK
I don't mean to sound like a Debbie Downer here, but the start of a new year always depresses me. There's always so much build-up, so much hype and hope, like everything is going to be magically different the moment the clock strikes midnight on December 31. Okay, and maybe it is for a few … Continue reading Is It 2023 Yet?
Hi, all! Both #wellnesswednesday and #historyfriday are on hiatus so I can enjoy the Advent season and coming New Year with my family. I wish you all a blessed Christmas, filled with the wonder and hope of God's greatest gift. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Today's #historyfriday is a little off the cuff. Usually I research and try to write about little known events in history that occurred on the specific day in question. Or I'll take a larger event and write about some little known tidbit behind it. But, as I was researching for December 10, I kept coming … Continue reading Swimming With Sharks
Recently, over coffee with a friend, I learned of another friend who had suffered a heartbreaking personal tragedy. Not only was she suffering physically, but emotionally and spiritually, her grief was intense. I felt a stab of lament for her and assured my friend that yes, I would pray for our mutual friend. It was … Continue reading The Risks of Prayer
#wellnesswednesday is on Thanksgiving Break this week. As always, dear readers, I am most grateful for YOU, for making it possible to live my dream of weaving stories that honor and glorify God. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and readership over this past year. Looking forward to many more stories to come! And don't … Continue reading Thanksgiving Break
"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal..." It's been over twenty years, and I can still remember these words. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. Millions of school children recite … Continue reading A ‘Few Appropriate Remarks’
My ten year-old recently became a metal-mouth. That's right. He's officially joined ranks with the thousands of other adolescents across the years to embark on a journey of the orthodontic variety. I knew early on they were a distinct possibility. After all, I had braces as kid. My husband had braces. My sister, almost all … Continue reading Valuable Pain
On this day in 1935, millions of people across America began buying up Park Place, collecting Community Chests, and not collecting $200 as they were sent directly to jail. In other words, on this day in 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the game known as "Monopoly." Rich Uncle Pennybags--for real, that's the monocled mascot's name--has been … Continue reading The Anti-Monopolist’s Monopoly