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 […]

Count Your Blessings!

Last week we moved my Mom here from Texas.  What should have been a quick flight there turned into my own personal version of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”, without the trains. We flew into Dallas […]

Modern Day Sarah

In Genesis 18:12 Sarah laughed to herself after God told Abraham that Sarah would have a son.  I thought of this verse recently when I caught myself laughing and saying, “Yeah right” (as I rolled […]

Hopeful

What are you grateful for? If you asked me, my answer would be typical: For my family, my friends, my church, my job, my health, my good looks, etc. But if I were to step […]