I Get By With a Little Help

It is Monday…of Holy Week. There are four more principles to be discussed from 14 Secrets to Better Relationships, the Lenten series book that my church congregation has been reading since Ash Wednesday. Todays “one another” command is “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:18. Comfort. We are called to give to one…

Peace, Baby, Peace

An important message shared by a friend… “This is what God chose as best, this is where He first became one of us: God chose to make His entry point into the world through the holy space of a woman, to enfold Himself inside of a woman, to drink of a woman, be held and…

Easter 2012, Following Jesus

An Easter Story :”Christian” or Follower of Jesus

This is a re-post of an article that I wrote last Easter Time. Well, as it is Easter again (almost)  here you go! An”oldie” and I hope you think it is a “goodie”…at least thought provoking and somewhat informative and inspiring:) April 6, 2012 ~Thomas Jefferson, one of our American Founding Fathers and drafter of the…

Jesus in Disguise

Over the past few days I have been writing about Dave Early’s book 14 Secrets to Better Relationships. First, we NEED relationships. God made us for relationships…but how do we ensure that we have good, satisfying, godly relationships? “Accept one another…just as Christ accepted you.” Romans 15:7. AND “Love one another: As I have loved you…” John 13:34…

Eye of the Storm,Troubled Relationships,Center of the Storm,Coping with Depression

In the Center of the Storm

This is an article that I originally wrote on April 16, 2011. A lot of things have changed since then… I am not a single mother of four…I am a VERY happily married mother of six. I am in a home and in a community where I feel like me again. Things are not perfect,…

“I have decided to stick with love…” MLK

In honor and commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. I wanted to offer you a few of his quotes to consider today. “Darkness  cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;  only love can do that.” “Our  scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and  misguided men.”…

Ignorant or Evil – What Can We Do… if Anything?

I am about to broach a controversial  topic. The events that have been occurring lately –  shootings at schools and movie theatres…the release and popularity of movies like Zero Dark Thirty  and Django and Les Miserables and Argo… and even Silver Linings Playbook ( …just to name a few) have made me pause to think. I am extremely conflicted about this subject… who is good and who…

A Life Time Ago – In the Beginning Part One

“Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is forever gone…” # 7 ~  from The 2nd Ten Commandments. My oldest son brought home a couple of pieces of card stock paper a while back. He had gone with some friends to hear an inspirational speaker, the basketball coach for Northern…

“Let There Be Peace”…God’s Way Day by Day for Success

My oldest son gave me a devotional book a few years ago by Charles F. Stanley called “God’s Way Day by Day”. Each day there is a Bible verse and a little “food for thought.” It isn’t a book that says,Thanksgiving Day reading…or Easter Day reading…or Election Day reading… but this is what November 6,…