We Have No Idea

When was the last time you looked around and noticed someone in need?  Today?  Yesterday?  Last month?  Did you do something about it? Uh oh.  I’m not sure I like my answer. The ugly truth is that often we use excuses, judgments and fear to keep us from helping others.  We spend way too much […]

Why Read Scripture?

It’s amazing what you can learn from an eight-year-old! This morning as we were getting ready for school, Jake (the eight-year-old) told me he was really scared of airplanes.  Of course, flying was the topic of discussion because husband and father, Lee, had just left earlier for a business trip. I asked Jake why he […]

Get Out There!

Many of us aspire to do, be and have more in the days ahead.  It’s common for most of us (at any age) to have dreams and goals.  We may not have them written down, but I would dare say that we each have an item or two tucked in a corner somewhere that we […]

Under Attack

Ever have one of those days where absolutely everything went awry?  Or maybe you’ve had a year or two that you seemed to struggle through and you wondered what in the world was going on. My husband’s boss said it best the year that both of our fathers passed away, “Man, you’ve had it rough […]

Remembering September 11th

If you hadn’t already figured it out, September 11th is tomorrow.  It’s been 12 years since the tragic events and in some ways it feels like forever and in others, it feels like just yesterday. I don’t think any one of us made it through that day unaffected. The heinous actions of a few catapulted […]

Planning and Perseverance

If success was easy, everyone would be a billionaire. The truth about achieving our best in life is that it takes plenty of failed attempts, constant revisions and tearful tries to finally make it to the top of the mountain we are climbing. And wishing won’t help. Honestly, the only thing that leads to victory […]

The BIG Questions

“Where did God come from?” asked my sweet, eight-year-old Jake this past Sunday morning. Duh. Okay, now let’s be clear.  I read scripture, I write devotionals, but I am in NO way a theologian or some Biblical scholar.  Therefore, my answer was, “I haven’t a clue, but we can ask Him when we die.” Jake […]

Getting Back into the Swing…

Last night I realized why they always say you need a vacation from your vacation.  Grrr. The laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping necessary to get back into the swing of things is overwhelming to say the least.  What’s interesting is that I now understand the phrase “getting back into the swing” because it’s obvious I’VE […]

Now What?

Last week’s tumultuous events with the Boston Marathon bombing, the West, Texas plant explosion, the mid-west flooding and the play-by-play apprehension of the alleged bomber has me wondering what is going to happen this week? Talk about one heck of a wild ride! Jeez! Now what? I’m more than sure that these events aren’t the […]

Terrorism

Man, I absolutely abhor when bad things happen.  Don’t know about you, but it makes me feel powerless, out of control and more than a little fearful.  Not to mention the sympathy I have for the victims and their loved ones. Of course, such is the way of this world. My dad would use the […]