Have you unexpectantly received some good news and then in the next moment down comes the bad? It’s like when someone tells you: I have bad news and good news; which one do you want to hear first? The good news: You are getting $2400 stimulus money. But the bad news, you owe $6300 to … Continue reading Fugacious Existence
“Rodrigo” (as I like to call him) and I had a lovely cookout the other day! The food was great, and the company was amusing 😉 but what thrilled me the most was the peaceful setting. No thoughts of a “Lockdown” or even a “virus;” No worry or care “called in” to interrupt that peace-filled … Continue reading The Third “P”
During this isolating pandemic period, I was motivated to read several books that are lying around the house longing for me to pick them up. One small book, easily digested but held a wealth of spiritual truth, is If You Will Ask by Oswald Chambers. This book, insightful and timely, is a testimony of Chambers’ … Continue reading From Praise to Prayer
Ashamedly, there have been multiple times in my life when I have told the Lord I could not praise Him in the midst of a difficult situation. After He provided the relief and I saw a resolution to the difficulty, I would praise Him. Yet, there are some heartrending complexities that remain to this day … Continue reading Sacrificed on the Altar: PRAISE
Five years have swiftly flown by! Have you felt it? Were there some lessons that will forever be etched in your heart? We were elated to hear our oldest daughter, who had been married for 5 years, was going to have a baby. However, the Lord saw fit to take our very first grandchild after … Continue reading Higher Ground
Have you ever been told you were a “nobody”; That you would never amount to anything? Maybe you grew up hearing that from a parent or a teacher, or maybe even from a “so called friend.” Or, maybe you were just made to feel that way by how you were treated. Those memories rarely fade … Continue reading A Nobody to A Somebody
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