Resilience Angels Three:  The Karen Perry Story by Landon J. Napolean What’s the worst day of your life?  Was it a terrible tragedy, a frightening diagnosis, an unexpected job loss, a devastating physical or emotional […]


Mary      I’ve always felt a special affinity for Mary.  Yes, we all embrace and honor her as the mother of Jesus—but I always felt like I could relate to her, personally.  Perhaps it’s because […]

Holiday Mash Up

Holiday Mash Up      What’s a holiday mash up?  Happy Thanksgiving-Merry Christmas-Happy New Year!  How’s that for multi-tasking?       I’m thankful for a few personal blessings this year.  My oldest daughter is in the process […]

Room for Prayer

     After seeing the compelling Christian movie “War Room,” I had two reactions.  One, I don’t pray enough.  And two, I need to keep a prayer journal for my answered prayers.      Without giving away […]

The Heat is On!

     If this were a facebook posting, I’d respond to “what’s on your mind?” with “the heat!”  Oh, my gosh!  117 degrees.  Really?  New record highs?   Seriously?  New record lows?  No way!  We left a […]

The Legacy of Grandmothers

The Legacy of Grandmothers      Grandmothers.  That’s what I’ve been thinking about, lately.  I don’t write from experience, but anticipation.  What is the spiritual influence and legacy of grandmothers?      When I think of my […]


    Rejection      Rejection.  Ouch, it hurts.        Recently, someone I’d spent a great deal of time, energy, and money on, encouraging, relationship building, mentoring, said she didn’t have time for me anymore.  […]

Growing Unevenly

Growing Unevenly      I’m a “budding” gardener.  I also like learning new trivia.  Recently, on a gardening blog, I learned that vines grow faster on one side than on another.  Why?  Hmm.  I decided to […]

Do You Believe?

Do You Believe?                                                                      By Jodi Decker                 “Do You Believe?” is an action-packed PG-13 Christian movie (IMBD, 2015).  The plot :  “When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he […]