Home…

When I drove to my hometown in January, I had no idea of what lay ahead. What I thought would be a day trip, a weekend at most, would evolve into something completely different. My mother and I spoke of the azaleas blooming all over. Lavender and hot pink azaleas were ablaze in her yard.Continue reading “Home…”

Trials…

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously toContinue reading “Trials…”

New Year, New You?

He put a new song in my mouth,     a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord     and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one     who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud,     to those who turn aside to false gods. Psalm 40:3-4 NIVContinue reading “New Year, New You?”

Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy

He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:16-19 NIV  Then the womanContinue reading “Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy”

Evergreen!

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD. And whose hope is in the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in theContinue reading “Evergreen!”

The State of Our Union… (Dear Susan 11-18-2016)

Like most people in our nation, I awoke last week to learn Donald Trump was our new president-elect. I’d like to say that I was surprised. But, I wasn’t. Donald Trump is a very strategic business man and quantifiable “deal maker.” He knew exactly what to say and how to say it to get elected.Continue reading “The State of Our Union… (Dear Susan 11-18-2016)”

A Beatitude of Gratitude

Living in the “Bible Belt”  I read many a church sign while driving. Some of them are rather witty and others are down right weird. I did come across one that I liked a lot. It read,  “A GRATEFUL MIND IS A GREAT MIND.” As I reflected on that particular sign I thought about my variousContinue reading “A Beatitude of Gratitude”

Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge

Dear Lilka, In your letter to me last week you asked four questions, the first of which was, “How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race?” While I don’t have THE answers, I will attempt to respond to this question and the remaining three in a wayContinue reading “Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge”

Get Up!

“For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity,” Proverbs 24:16 NKJV If life is a race, there will come a time for all of us when we fail to make the time we strive for, fall short of the distance, or even fall by the waysideContinue reading “Get Up!”

Dear Susan, (10-28-16) race relations continued…

Dear Susan, How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race? How can I make my white brothers understand what a black mother fears these days? I fully agree “All Lives Matter,” yet it is the blood of black people staining the streets. I know you may beContinue reading “Dear Susan, (10-28-16) race relations continued…”