Here we are–already past Thanksgiving and on to Christmas (well, some of you were on to Christmas before Thanksgiving). I hope you found many blessings for which to give thanks to the Lord. One of the things I was blessed with recently is the opportunity to be interviewed on the Reimagine Network. It got me…Read More
What is True Freedom?
Happy Birthday, USA! We just celebrated another 4th of July – Independence Day – 246 years of freedom for the most amazing country, America! But many today believe our freedoms are in danger. Indeed, there have always been threats to this freedom. It isn’t free and it isn’t easy. We must always stand up for…Read More
Ideas for this National Day of Prayer
Have you ever had trouble praying? Maybe you’ve felt tired of praying the same thing for a very long time like I have, or perhaps you’re not sure what or how to pray in certain situations; or you have doubts whether or not prayer works. We all have had these struggles at one time or…Read More
What Is Truth?
In our recent podcast, Seeds of Hope, my friend Del and I talked about the game Two Truths and a Lie. Have you played it, where you tell two things that are true and one lie about yourself, and hearers must choose which is the lie? We discussed truth on another episode as well. Pilot…Read More
The Power of Love
The worst had happened. I laid awake all night thinking, crying and praying. God, I never wanted this, and I certainly don’t want it for my kids. I wasn’t happy either, but I did not want to break up my family. I wanted to work on my marriage, but my husband had decided he wanted…Read More
A Happy Ending
As we all know too well, not every story has a happy ending. So I thought we could use one. If you follow me on social media*, you may have seen some posts about my friend Jerry. Jerry recently went through a three-month “to hell and back” battle with the virus, with double pneumonia. I…Read More
Your Resolution Solution
I wasn’t going to talk about resolutions. Studies show about 80% of people who make them fail. I’ve been there. Have you? So why do we make them? They tend to reveal how flawed we are that we even need a resolution, and the idea that we can’t keep them further demonstrates that point. I…Read More
Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning
Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning There’s just something about Christmas decorations. The ambiance of stringed lights warm the heart like a flickering fire, and sparkly ribbons on packages stir anticipation and joy. Don’t we all love to drive through neighborhoods to view people’s creative light displays? We’re naturally drawn to light. It makes us…Read More
Do You Need Hope?
Dear Friends, Do you need hope? We seem to be living in a soap opera these days, don’t we? Is there any hope? And if so, how can we have it when things look so hopeless? Where do we find hope? My author friend Del Bates and I give some insight on our radio show…Read More
False Impressions and the Proverbs 31 Woman
Did you ever have an impression of someone you later found out was all wrong? Have you ever met someone you felt a little intimidated by but as you got to know them better you really liked them, maybe even became close friends? Most of us sort of roll our eyes and feel intimidated by…Read More