Go the Distance!

The true test of endurance does not come when we are comfortably sitting on the Lazy Boy without a worry in the world. No, the test comes when we are faced with what seems impossible; […]

Just Smile

In our small group, we are reading a book, “The Power of a Positive Mom,” by Carol Ladd, which I highly recommend to any and all mothers no matter the age of your children. In […]


Today while hiking I overheard a conversation taking place in front of me that was difficult to miss.  It was a teenager arguing with her mother who was encouraging her to try healthy new experiences; […]

Be Quiet and Wait

All of us have lived long enough to know what a broken heart feels like; we understand the feeling when disappoint pounds loudly on our door;  we realize the great sorrow it is to say […]

Choose well

I recently had a conversation with a young Christian woman. She was beautiful in appearance, extremely intelligent and capable; however, the more we conversed, the more I realized there was a huge problem. Her life […]

That was easy.

That was (not) easy.  I have a button on my desk, which if you press, says, “That was easy.” I wish I could say life was easy, but most of us cannot say that. Even […]

It all revolves around the King!

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It’ s not about you!” Too often, we think things are about us. Actually, it all revolves around the King (Jesus that is).  I heard a talk on this […]

Got Joy?

Sometime in the last year, I attended a Christian women’s event.  The title of the presentation was, “Have you seen my Joy?  Providing truths that lead to an oasis of joy in the desert of […]

Thirst No More

I was listening to K-LOVE recently and they were talking about people in Rwanda who do not have clean water.  Parents have to make the decision between giving their children water to drink that may […]


Recently my husband and I watched the movie Rocky Balboa, which is the sixth in the Rocky series and my personal favorite.  There is a scene when Rocky gives his son the “life speech” which […]