Happy Un-Mother’s Day

I was a single parent for 16 years. My beloved David was my only child and the joy of my life. When he was 18, I remarried and my new husband, Peter, had three children: Peter (24), Molly (22) and Charlie (13). In 2009, we lost Pete at the age of 39. In 2017, we […]

The Mealtime Blessing

I remember as a kid saying the blessing before dinner. It was a simple, and many of you will recognize it immediately: God is great, God is good, Let us thank Him for our food. By His hand we are fed, Thank you Lord for our daily bread. Amen. And I said it every night, […]

The Character of God

Me: When I hear a song like Waymaker, I rejoice in all the things that You do for me as I follow You every day. You are truly a Promise Keeper, a Miracle Worker, and the Light in the Darkness! These are life-changing phenomena – but who is the Person Who does all these things? […]

Taste and See

When I say the word “taste”, what comes to your mind? According to Wikipedia, there are seven common “flavors” that human beings can taste on their tongue: sweet, bitter, sour, salty, meaty (umani/savory), cool and hot. Depending on your preference, you taste and eat those things that are pleasing to you at various temperatures at […]

Are we marking time?

Have you ever felt that you are in a permanent state of “no” motion or “slow” motion in your walk with the Lord?  These days can whittle away your hope and trust in the truth that God knows exactly what He is doing with regards to our present-day troubles, disappointments and fears. One of the […]

The List

A man bought a new house, but neglected do a very good job of inspecting the home before he moved in. Once he occupied the home, he started to find a lot of things that needed to be fixed. He talked to his builder, who said, “Just make a list of all the things that […]

Because He Lives . . .

I know a woman who suffered sexual abuse from a family member during her teens, both physically and verbally. In her senior year of college, she left home and became promiscuous because of her non-existent self-esteem. She saw herself as damaged goods and believed that no man could love her or even want to be […]

My New Year’s Miracle

I was diagnosed with Stage-4 kidney disease in early 2019. During the testing process, the doctors also determined that I had two types of cancer – renal cell carcinoma and B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. That diagnosis negated my eligibility on the kidney transplant list. So, it was now imperative to make my kidneys last as long […]

He Never Leaves

A father was watching his young 10-year old son play football. On one particular play his son was injured. The boy was screaming in pain. The father ran onto the field to be with his son. It was a bad elbow injury and the boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance and the father […]

A Trip With Gabriel

Imagine this story in your mind’s eye. The angel Gabriel appears to you and says, “I’m going to take you to heaven where you will meet God face to face.” Suddenly you find yourself in heaven with Gabriel. He tells you that before you enter the throne room of God you must be totally clean. […]