Tater and Treasure – A Short Story

My Own Mother confessed to me just yesterday that sometimes she does not read my blog posts because they are too long. I already knew that! She has told me that before! And you might think the very same thing! I have promised before to write shorter posts…and even succeeded for a little while. I…

Divine Appointment

I am not Charismatic. Or maybe I am. I never thought that I had much in common with people who worship for hours unceasing…and speak or chatter in unintelligible (to me at least) sounds… or dance around and wave their hands or fall on the ground and lay prostrate on the floor. But you know…

Idioms, Adages and a Nugget of Wisdom

1. A tiger doesn’t change its stripes… and a leopard doesn’t change its spots. 2.Don’t make a deal with the devil…or with a man who does not Believe. When the oath that has been made is broken or the rules are changed mid-game we should have expected as much. “Fool me once, shame on you!…

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…

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…

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Messages in the Mourning

This is a re-post of an article written during one of the most trying points of my life. It has been a “Private” post for a long time…but now in honor of the Lenten Season, here it is in its Revised Rendition (aka excessively unpleasant details have been removed for you). I offer it as a story of Faith…

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…