One Woman’s Story: Breast Cancer Awareness

     I didn’t want to write this blog.  But I had to.   If it motivates or encourages even one Vineyard lady, then it’s worth it.       As you know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  […]

Telling My Mountain How Big My God Is

     My summer vacation has been a blur.  First, toe surgery in June, thankfully paid for by Uncle Sam’s tax returns.  Then, a death in the family in July.  Now, a medical crisis in August.  […]

What’s on My Mind?  DNA

     If this were a facebook post, “what’s on my mind?” would be DNA.  Yes, DNA.  Recently, my grandson asked me, “what’s a DNA cousin?”  He overheard me mentioning my DNA cousins in the car.  […]

Thankful for Small Things

     I’m thankful for my toes.  Yep, my toes.  After enduring months of toe pain followed by surgery, I realized what a great thing they are!      It’s easy to be thankful for big things—a […]


Endings      It’s a month of endings; school’s out, graduations are here, and Spring weather is a fond memory.  We have so many expressions for endings:  Happy Endings Surprise Endings The End’s in Sight End […]

The Case for Christ

     It’s time for another movie night out.  “The Case for Christ,” (IMBD 2017, PG) is based on the book written by Chicago journalist Lee Strobel in 1998.  Strobel was an avowed, self-proclaimed atheist.  He […]

Inside Outside

     As I pulled out of the parking space after a wonderful Christian women’s conference, I heard a loud, angry horn blast, as another driver sped past me.  “Wow.  Some Christian you are, lady!” I […]


     I’ve been thinking about the word reunion, lately.  My high school reunion is happening in May.  I always look forward to catching up on people’s lives, renewing friendships, and yes, seeing how people look.  […]

Beatitudes: Back to Basics

          As a teacher, the Beatitudes are like Biblical Back to Basics.  I grew up on the Beatitudes.    It’s so practical!   In the past three weeks, we’ve reviewed the following in 50 Days to a […]

50 Days to a Blessed Life

     Sometimes people say Christmas is just too commercial.  Spoiler alert:  This blog is one big commercial.  “This commercial is sponsored by the 50 Days to a Blessed Life small group leaders.”  Or, specifically […]