Happy Mother’s Day!

“Her children rise up and call her blessed” Celebrate your mother, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, godmothers, teachers, community leaders and all the women who have positively affected your life. If possible, give them flowers while they can smell them and kind words while they can hear them. Here are ten lessons I learned from my mom… KeepContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

Sow Good Seed…We Are What We Speak!

We reap what we sow. This principle is demonstrated many times throughout the Bible. Yet, one of the simplest ways for us to sow good seed for our lives is something many of us struggle with. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have beenContinue reading “Sow Good Seed…We Are What We Speak!”

Let It Go!

With the year’s end looming, many of us are reflecting on the pains and gains of 2017. Or, we are thinking ahead to what the New Year may bring. Last year was a rollercoaster of extreme highs and lows for me, and most of it is still a blur. I sit here typing at theContinue reading “Let It Go!”

Great and Grateful…

Living in the “Bible Belt,” I read many a church sign. Some of them are witty, and others are downright weird. I did come across one that I did like. It read “A GRATEFUL MIND IS A GREAT MIND.” As I reflected on that particular sign, I thought about my various “states of mind” onContinue reading “Great and Grateful…”

Hopeful!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV “Overflow with hope.” I’ll admit I haven’t been overflowing with hope lately. Part of this is due to lingering details concerning myContinue reading “Hopeful!”

Sunrise, Sunset…

“Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset Swiftly fly the years One season following another Laden with happiness and tears” –Fiddler on The Roof These lyrics came to mind today as I sat on the porch and thought about all the changes my family managed this year. Life as an empty nester is finally sinking in as thereContinue reading “Sunrise, Sunset…”

Keep it moving…

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. Exodus 13:21 NKJV Last week I endured enjoyed a “road trip” with my oldest who is now safely deposited inContinue reading “Keep it moving…”

What Say You?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” James Baldwin “It [Democracy] is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten, because that history has yet to be enacted” Anthony Whitman “History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot beContinue reading “What Say You?”

A Few More Lessons From a Spider…

I’ve learned a thing or two from spiders over the years. My favorite spider is Charlotte from the E. B. White classic Charlotte’s Web. These days the increase of spiders in my yard hint that fair time will soon be upon us. Even as a kid, one of the best things I liked about CharlotteContinue reading “A Few More Lessons From a Spider…”

Beauty for Ashes…

Isaiah 61 is probably one of the most comforting chapters in the Bible. The very first verse begins with good news preaching “good tidings to the poor,” speaks to “heal the broken-hearted,” and proclaims “liberty to the captives.” Most of us need “comfort” at one time or another. We suffer wounds along our way. WeContinue reading “Beauty for Ashes…”