Help Me Help You

Last month, while playing in a sand volleyball tournament, my daughter, Kelsey, noticed that all play stopped at the same moment. Across the courts, another player was suffering some sort of medical distress.  My daughter […]

The Lion’s Share of Fear

24 At the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the […]

The Daily “DOs and DON’Ts”

The other day, I found myself mentally composing a laundry list of all of the things I don’t love above this stay-at-home order our Governor recently imposed upon our state. Suddenly, I find that I’m […]

Pothole Prayers

It’s something we’ve all likely encountered at one time or another. Maybe even something that’s caused you a bit of grief, time or money if you met it head on. I’m talking about potholes. One […]

IMAGINE IF …

A common practice during natural childbirth is Lamaze breathing. A nurse or birthing coach encourages the laboring mom to breathe through the pain. Speaking from my own personal experience with three natural births – breathing […]

USE IT – or LOSE IT

After the first of the year, Pastor Brian did a series entitled “Thrive.” At the end of the series final week we were given, “God, Use Me” cards as reminders to be willing to be […]

Ready for the “Just In Case”

Here it is again … the start of another New Year. Where does the time go? It seems as though just yesterday we were all freaking out about Y2k. How is it possible that nearly […]

A Recipe for Living

By my own admission, I’m a simple cook with limited abilities. I have a few “go-to” recipes in my culinary repertoire — but truth be told, I don’t enjoy cooking. More than two decades of […]

My Refuge and My Strength

Recently, someone close to me, someone that I love and thought I could trust, turned her back on me. She gave me no explanation, she gave me no warning, she simply packed up her belongings […]

Let’s Talk

People love to talk.  We talk about everything and anything, there is no topic that is taboo.  There are talk shows and shows that explore our feelings, shows that allow us to air our differences […]