When I was little, I quickly learned what to do when I cut myself. Mom would say, “Apply direct pressure.” And even as a five year old, amateur cook, when I sliced my hand open cutting apples for a snack,
“How could church people be so mean?” I thought to myself. Just a few hours earlier, my pastor- husband had been told to turn in his resignation. Now, I was the sole supporter of our little family of four with
Blindfolded to Belief
Where did that come from? is a question we might ask when things don’t go exactly as we planned, we might feel blindfolded, blindsided or groping in the dark. We might wonder, What have I done to deserve this?
Do you know who you are? You might say, of course, I am (your name). I work (your employment). I am single, married to (your spouse’s name) and I have (number of children or pets). But these are roles you
I am a woman of many moods and they all require chocolate. If chocolate were prescribed for feelings, maybe dark chocolate would be given for occasional bouts of depression. With financial trouble, possibly chewy caramel and nuts with
I believed a lie for two decades. It was something I had been told when I took ballet as an 8 year old, and some of the other students commented on my appearance. They said, “You are fat” –
Poor, Hungry, Desperate
I did a lot of soul searching upon my recent re-entry from a mission trip to one of the poorest countries in the world – Uganda. Extreme poverty is defined as living on $1.25 or less
Happy New Year!
I hope you are full of joy and hope for 2018.
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What’s new for you? I am thrilled to see lives restored every day.
Last week, I
My new husband Jim and I began decorating for Christmas in our new home Thanksgiving weekend. He and I, both previously widowed, have found joy in putting thought into our new Christmas traditions as we blend our families and lives
The First Noel
My Christmas season wouldn’t be compete without the singing of “The First Noel.”
Did you know this is the one Christmas carol that narrates the whole story of the birth of the Lord…