Sweet Katie

Every year on June 25th, I can’t help but mourn the death of my dear friend’s sweet little girl. Ten years ago, today, three-year-old Katie died in a drowning incident that left us all stunned, heartbroken, grief-stricken and questioning why bad things happen to good people. It’s an age-old question that we, humans, are clearly […]

Choose Joy

As the days have gone on and I’ve become less anxious about having another panic attack, I’ve been trying to discern what I should change and what I can do to better prepare myself for the next time I’m faced with a fearful situation. I am definitely beginning to think that this panic disorder is […]

The Choice Is Ours

The life I lead these days affords me the privilege to encounter many people’s opinions on God, Jesus Christ, church, Christian living, rights, wrongs, theories and a plethora of other topics from raising children to caring for the elderly. Between friends, family, songs, poems, books, articles, devotionals, newsletters and the internet – the sentiments on […]

Merry Christmas!

Since the next two weeks of my life will be filled with fun, family, friends and the kids on Christmas break, I will be posting only once each week.  I know, I know…you’re gonna miss me terribly!!  HA! HA! Honestly, I can’t contain my excitement because I love this time of year!  There’s nothing better […]

Another Year Gone By

Today marks three years since my beloved father-in-law’s passing.  I figured a blog wouldn’t do the anniversary of Martin’s death any justice, so I thought I would share a poem I wrote a few years ago that epitomizes Martin’s life. I pray that my boys will lead a life as worthy of the one lived […]

Our Sweet Little Ones

It is with a heavy heart that I’ve put together my blog today because a dear friend’s child has passed away from cancer.  I couldn’t come up with any words, so I’m using a poem I wrote for another friend who’s sweet boy died a few years ago.  I ask that all of you hug […]

The Bit and the Bridle

Ever get the feeling that something you read was meant exactly for you?  I sure do. This morning’s scripture reading is a perfect example.  It was the passage in Psalm 32:9 where it says, “Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle […]

Another Year Without Katie

There are certain experiences that happen in life that change you completely. One of these events is when my dear friend’s child, Katie, drowned in a neighbor’s pool one hot night on June 25, 2005. I’ve written before about this heartbreak, but I can’t say enough how the shock, pain and grief enveloped us all […]

Summer Reading

I love to read!  And this is the perfect time to settle in a comfy beach chair and devour the words on a page.  In fact, if I’m not careful a good book can keep me from cleaning, cooking and all of those other household duties I’m supposed to be doing!!!  (It doesn’t take much!) […]

Easter – Death’s Defeat

Easter is much more than bunnies, baskets, colorful eggs and chocolate candies!  Sure those M&M’s and Peeps are excellent to savor on Sunday morning, but the true meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s defeat of DEATH! The delectableness of the candy cannot compare to the sweetness of the sacrifice made by our Savior, Jesus Christ.  […]