Growing Pains

This is part of a message that was sent to me this morning from a good friend. By the way,  one of the best things about having a good friend…they send us things and say things when we need it most. An excerpt from the devotional she passed along…”Paul Miller writes, ‘People of faith live in the desert.…

I’m a Bird

Young Allie, “Now, say you’re a bird.”… Young Noah, “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” Aaaahhhh. Sigh. Be still my heart. That is my favorite scene of any movie ever. I imagine that it will always be. Just watch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3qEw2Plx0.  . Sigh. Sigh again. The Notebook. The most romantic book and movie EVER. You might think…

Let it Happen to Me…According to Your Word

” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38. Mary, young girl that she was, knew who she was. She was a servant of the Lord. She was God’s child. Stasi Eldredge writes the following excerpts in her…

Just Passing Through

“This world is not my home I’m just a passing through/ My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue/ The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door/ And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.” These are the first words to a song that my University of Georgia Wesley Foundation group would often perform…

Are You The Master… of Anything?

Let’s say that I mastered my numbers and letters. I can say my 1,2,3’s and A,B,C’s.  I can count to 100 or 1000 or 10000000000 and that means: I can add; subtract; multiply; divide… I understand algebra and geometry and trigonometry and calculus. I can build a skyscraper and launch a spaceship and calculate the most challenging mysteries of…

If You Hurl You Will Feel Better…

…Hurl…before you even put your feet on the floor. Hurl…before you even open your eyes. Hurl everything that you’ve got in you! Hurl it all… to God. Recently some women friends and I were talking about “unholy ties”. This happens when relationships aren’t bound together in Love…but are bound together by control or fear or other…

1970’s… Commune… Communion…Let’s Talk

When I was a kid…way back in the crazy 1970’s,  TV had a very limited number of channels. ABC… CBS… NBC…and then there was the Sesame Street, Electric Company (and the show that I couldn’t stand called ZOOM) channel other wise known as PBS. And there was TBS that played all of the great old shows like…

Fix Me, Again. Please.

“Fix me.” That is the lament filled appeal Queen Latifah’s character sings in the movie “Joyful Noise”. She is anything but  joyful. Her beautiful son is disabled; her husband is estranged; her teenage daughter is beginning to push back from her metal grip control. Basically, she is unhappy, unpleasant,  and in need of help. The scene…