Independence Day

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s July 4th celebrations!! This national holiday is the quintessential summer holiday and gives us all a great opportunity to party like rock stars!!  Well, maybe not rock stars since some of them do questionable things…so, maybe we should party like its 1999 And I digress – big shocker, I’m sure! […]

Freedom

I love Memorial Day.  It is such a special day to remember all of the fallen soldiers who so valiantly fought for the freedom we enjoy today.   Our liberty has not come without a price. It doesn’t take much to figure out how fortunate we are to live in the United States. Just look at […]

Sinners’ Anonymous

Everyone has heard of Alcoholics’ Anonymous, but how many of us have the member card for Sinners’ Anonymous?  I would dare say that most of us have it hidden between two rarely used credit cards in the last spot of our wallet. All of us have one, but we sure don’t like to admit it. […]

Freedom

Sunday’s message at church was all about freedom through forgiveness.  I sat stunned into silence as I listened to our associate pastor’s sermon that detailed the shackles we are bound by when we don’t obey God’s will for us to forgive others and live as He would like us to. Wow.  I realized that she […]

Turning the Big 4-0

Tomorrow is my birthday!!  WOOHOO!  Shoot off the fireworks!  Strike up the band!  LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!! Can you tell I’m a tad-bit excited?  Doesn’t everyone celebrate their birthday for the whole MONTH??  BAHAHA!! Instead of throwing in the towel since I’m turning 40 this year, I have let loose and embraced the opportunities […]

The Vision Board

Change is a’comin’!  I know it, I feel it and I have failed to prepare for it.  (If the act of thinking prepares oneself for the future, than I should be the most prepared person in the world.  But, I’m pretty sure preparation takes action).  Argh! “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, […]

Memorial Day

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, I wanted to dedicate this post to my dear friend, Ted Arnold, who fought in World War II, the Korean War and served several tours in Vietnam.  Ted died two years ago and was my friend and hero.   I wrote this poem for him and thought you might […]

What Do You Think?

Lately, I’ve been sharing with you the words and actions that I have the most trouble with when trying to live obediently to God’s will.  However, today I want to touch on the first and most significant task that leads to greater freedom from sin…training and taming our thoughts!! Obviously, our thoughts lead to our […]

Paying Taxes

Everyone knows what today is…it is Tax Day!  In fact, this year we get an extra two days to mull over the papers and wring our hands to figure out if we owe or get a refund from the government because of the District of Columbia’s Emancipation Day that fell on Monday. We filed several […]