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…

“Mom, did you see the Sunrise this morning?” My answer.

I woke up this morning. When you hear those words you might go, “Yeah, duh…obviously or you wouldn’t be writing.” Or , “Congratulations!” Or, “Why? Has something been wrong? Did you think that you weren’t going to?” I woke up this morning. Yes, literally. I am drinking my coffee. My kids are off at school.…

Words from the Grave

“Love Lives On”. That is the marker on my Grandfather’s grave. If he were alive, my Daddy John would have been 100 years old – today.  On the last day of his life as he lay unconscious in the hospital bed, I scolded him. Yes, I did.  It wasn’t harsh, but in exasperation I told that man, the most precious person that I…

Thank God You are Not Me

There are people who make a living  shocking our sensibilities through thoughtless commentary. That is not my intention. I don’t want to upset anyone…I just want to tell you something that I have realized recently…but I have to go back to about 1975. When I was a kid I watched FAR TOO MUCH television…especially considering…

“Where Are You…?”

Talking to friends on a regular basis was something that I had almost gotten used to! It has never been a natural thing for me. I love people, I just don’t always remember that I need people! But for a while now I have been getting more comfortable. I was enjoying trading texts about things that were happening;  sharing amazing experiences…