It was the week, some years ago, that I vacationed at Disney World with my husband, daughter and son-in-law, and his parents and brother. We had spent most days at one of the Disney parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, etc. It was fun and fabulous. Magical, even! Late every evening, on the shuttle home, … More Carried
Sometimes I feel like living today presents more challenges than at any other time in history, but even a cursory look through history tells me that is simply not the case. There has always been disease, poverty, violence, greed, unfaithfulness, ignorance, selfishness and perversion of what is good. I need not go on, right? The … More The Blessing of Living by Faith
We’ve been scared before. I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1961. I was a little girl, and didn’t really know much about what was happening, but I had heard enough and had watched enough war movies to be terrified when I heard a plane flying overhead. Like the adults around me, I was relieved … More Fear Not… But
Recently, I watched a Facebook video where John Tesh shared his testimony about talking to his disease about God. It reminded me of one of my own testimonies, and I share it here to encourage you. It is only one example of how God brings healing to those who hope in Him, whether we are … More Broken, Not Forsaken
I hate to admit it, but diligence and consistency are not among my greatest qualities. I joined a gym several months ago, and paid up front for the year. I went for a while, and even engaged a trainer to help me learn the machines. She was an expensive luxury, so after a couple of … More Practice Makes…Skillful
Let me start by saying I got a new hairdo yesterday. A summer-friendly, easy-to-wear pixie was what I asked for. And I guess that’s just what I got, so it’s not fair to bad-mouth the stylist. But the result was not quite what I expected. Enough to say, I texted my husband before I headed … More Not Again!
Yesterday, I heard a young minister tell the story of when he acted on what he felt the Lord say to him, in his heart: “Buy tickets to Hawaii for you and your wife, for this period of time.” It didn’t make sense; no reason to be there, no speaking engagements planned. And no vacation … More Faint Heart ne’er won…anything.
I read a blog post some time ago written by CNN contributor L.Z. Granderson. It was very touching and thought provoking. Even though I felt his belief system disregarded basic salvation truths, I enjoyed it, and it made me think about why I believe what I believe. My earliest memories are steeped in faith. Memories … More Why I Believe In God
Just recently my pastor asked me, and several others, to participate in recording videos for 21 days of Health Hacks — videos that would go on our church’s website and FaceBook page to encourage people who needed hope. I haven’t done mine yet, mostly because my lips have not calmed down yet from an overabundance … More To Your Health
It happens every year in January. I map out the year ahead with things like family vacation, conferences, purchases. Just normal planning that has to be done. But, always, there are the inevitable plans to do things I should have done last year but didn’t, and the inevitable plans to stop doing things that I’ve … More The Dance
It’s Valentines Day tomorrow. Memories of paper hearts passed secretly or in decorated boxes in elementary school, fantasies about a romantic dance on a faraway beach, or even a sweet picture of a senior couple holding hands on a park bench, all support our belief in the reality, endurance, and power of Love. And this … More Believing In Love Takes Courage
“The sun will come out, tomorrow! Betcha bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun!” Most of us remember Little Orphan Annie’s delightful performance of this song in the titular musical. Even though this little actress, Aileen Quinn, knew the outcome of the whole story, she was certainly “in the moment” when she sang this proclamation. … More I Love Ya, Tomorrow!