Sinners and Outcasts

Have you ever had a moment where a realization hurt your heart because you recognized how much you really stink at living like Jesus? This happened to me on Sunday listening to a sermon on Sinners, Outcasts and the Poor. I think we can all agree that helping the poor is a good thing to […]

No Defense Will Do

Some days just don’t turn out like you think they should.  Today is one of those days. I have a very sick boy who has the flu and is having an asthma attack every time I turn around.  Pretty scary stuff. The worst part is that this kiddo is just like his momma when she […]

Failing…Big Time

Have you ever watched one of those singing shows where the contestant tells the television camera that this is their last stop and that if they don’t make it they don’t have a clue what they will do? I’ve often wondered what happens to those people. Do they go on and try again?  Do they […]

And Who Is My Neighbor?

Once again, I was pinned to my seat by Sunday’s sermon…this is happening WAY TOO OFTEN!  Wonder what that means?  Uh, oh! The scripture reading was from Luke 10 where an expert of the law asked Jesus what he had to do in order to inherit eternal life because, of course, we humans have anything […]

Settling for Second

As we venture through Holy Week and remember the ‘reason for the season’ and all of Christ’s sufferings for us, it just makes sense to take a look at the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. There are many aspects of Jesus’ journey that we could ponder, but for me the one that hits […]

Letting Go (Part Two)

Due to the enormous response I received on Tuesday’s “Letting Go” post, I decided that the topics of anger, resentment and bitterness are clearly problems for many of us and another stab at it wouldn’t be such a bad idea!! On Tuesday, I touched a little bit on how embracing such poison becomes a habit, […]

Angels

This time of year always makes me think about angels. I don’t know if it is the fact that Mary, Joseph, shepherds and others had encounters with angels or if it has something to do with all of the singing that goes on around Christmastime that reminds me of these celestial beings. Whatever it is, […]

It’s My Birthday!

Yep, today Margaret Ann Morgan was born into this world on a cold Chicago Tuesday morning after the Washington Redskins won against the Atlanta Falcons during Monday Night Football. The joke has long been that mom refused to go to the hospital until the game was over!  Never wonder where I get my love for […]

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 […]

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 […]