Here’s a story of a girl from my “one-flashing-light” hometown. She was two grades ahead of me in school. We didn’t attend the same church, so regrettably, I didn’t get to personally know her well, but everyone referred to her affectionately as “Little Lynn.” Jacquetta “Lynn” Miller was born in 1960 on March 24. She … Continue reading Every Story Matters
As I rolled out of bed, a beautiful, bright Sunday morning beamed through my windows. It wouldn’t find me rushing to hop in the car for the 40-minute drive to our church services. Instead our Adult Bible Fellowship met through Zoom with a dozen couples participating. In that moment, I realized how much I missed … Continue reading ZOOM IN
Have you ever had a hard time getting someone’s attention? Imagine what it’s like when my mom, two sisters, sister-in-law, and myself get together, as the talking frenzy ensues. Whoever is the loudest seems to hold the attention. Trying to slip your two cents in isn’t going to happen. It certainly can be very comical. … Continue reading ATTENTION!
There are some things in life a person can never erase from their mind no matter how hard they try. Working at a department store, I witnessed something that chokes me up to this day. One evening late, with very few customers left in the store, I watched a young man parade through the store … Continue reading "Choked Up" to this Day!
How do you respond to hardship? Eating your stash of survival food all in one day? Watching every update that comes over Facebook or the News? Getting in bed and covering your head hoping it will all just go away? I have good news! It doesn’t have to be that way. No matter how bad … Continue reading Be In The Know
Thankful for a beautiful day to explore Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!
We were all checked in, flights approved, just 24 hours until time to board the plane. But now another failed attempt! Another disappointment! The Coronavirus interrupted our plans! It was apparent the trip would have to be cancelled (like at Thanksgiving time) but this time because of a world-wide virus. At the time we were … Continue reading Checked In!
The wisest man that ever lived wrote: “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” (Proverbs 16:24, NLT). He also made it clear: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21, NASB). King Solomon validates through contrasting principles the way to be wise. He warns … Continue reading HONEY & TRUMPETS
While stopped at a traffic light I pulled a tube of lipstick from my purse. Just at that moment my engine died. “Surely my car did not cut out on me,” I thought to myself. But sure enough, as the traffic light turned green, I went nowhere. Honking noise filled the air as I tried … Continue reading Cars, Planes & Tornadoes
A Post of Encouragement written by my youngest daughter: Jennifer Hansley The driveway appeared out of the foggy humidity. My eyes strained to see around the bend in the stretch of road. I could have described the minute curves to you with my eyes closed. As we approached the end of the 12 hour … Continue reading Grandma’s House