The Evil in the World

Watching the news is pretty scary these days.  Evil seems to be all around us and maybe even winning several of the battles.  YIKES! However, you do realize that the good guy wins in the end, right? Let me assure you…He does. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning […]

When the Going Gets Tough

When hard times make an appearance in your life, do you: Complain? Hide? Get angry? Retaliate? Calmly evaluate the situation, ask God for guidance and proceed with His Plan? If you picked “e”, you are WAY ahead of the rest of us!!!  Congrats on such maturity, wisdom and self-control!!! However, if you are like the […]

Patience

A friend stops by requesting assistance with their car, the phone rings with a family member requiring immediate attention to some personal dilemma, the kids are fighting over who hit who first, dinner hasn’t even been started and tomorrow’s blog doesn’t even have the first word on the page…. The situations may be different, but […]

Summertime

Summertime is fun.  It’s full of awesome outdoor activities, great sun tans, less make-up, less clothes, later bedtimes, sleeping in and a little bit of lazy!  What’s not to like? For me…it’s always been just a bit stressful. Of course, kids add a new dimension with activities and entertainment, but they also get bored easily […]

Relying on God

Have you ever noticed how everything always works itself out? For example, that final exam in Calculus when you were a sophomore in college that you fretted about for the entire semester…do you even know what you scored?  Probably not. Or what about that appraisal that came in too high for the house you were […]

Recharging

How are those New Year’s resolutions going for you?  Are you sticking to them?  Have you fallen off the wagon?  Are you pretending like you never made them in the first place?? If you are hanging your head in shame…don’t get too upset because the average length of resolutions is three DAYS (my pastor threw […]

A Good Attitude

If you ever wonder if you are alone in this world dealing with something that would shock the sweet people around you, fret no more! Within the last week I’ve spoken to precious people dealing with drug abuse, loss of jobs, divorce, spousal abuse, panic attacks, over-eating, alcoholism, death, anger issues and adultery. I think […]

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 […]

Encourage Each Other

One of my dearest friends has been through the wringer over the past month and it’s been absolutely heartbreaking to watch.  The poor thing has had problem after problem and she just can’t seem to catch a break (insert sad face and hear my boo’s)! Needless to say, it was not by ‘coincidence’ that I […]

Spring Break

It’s been hard getting back into the swing of things after last week’s spring break and time change.  I think I would have been just fine had we not ‘sprung forward’ and lost an hour, but I am extremely grateful that it happened on a week we could sleep in!! The week flew by for […]