A MEME to Remember

A MEME to Remember

My maternal grandmother became a single mom when her husband died of cancer. She unexpectedly found herself a young mother of a 2-year-old daughter. Alone. Her world was changed forever as she stood beside that deathbed. But she was a praying woman, and her prayers...
When It Doesn’t Feel Like Easter

When It Doesn’t Feel Like Easter

Easter is mere days away. The weather anchor has been forecasting the best time for egg hunts, after-church dinner plans are in place, and the kids are off school. Maybe you even purchased Easter candy early, which only backfired. Unless I’m the only one who has...
Why Genealogies Matter

Why Genealogies Matter

What do you think of when you look at the genealogies in the Bible? Do they excite you or bore you? For me, these genealogies have been easy to skip over or just read through quickly. They don’t always mean much to me, especially the ones in the Old Testament. A...
When Fear Overtakes Us

When Fear Overtakes Us

I awakened in the morning with fear in my throat, and found myself trying to swallow the acrid taste of it. There was no immediate cause, but the irrational fear was overtaking my thoughts.  It had probably been building for some time. My husband Bob’s Parkinson’s and...
Hints from God

Hints from God

Do you ever have days where everything you hear, read, or see seems to point in the same direction? At those times, I feel like maybe God is hinting for me to sit up and take notice. It’s been happening to me lately and the message I’m hearing is so good I decided to...
What Do You Want God to Do?

What Do You Want God to Do?

Stacey is the sentimental one. Out of the four sisters in my family, she has more stuff that sparks joy for her than the rest of us do. Because, for Stacey, items are never valued by shelf space or price tags, but in the memories and meaning they possess. So when she...