A Light Leading Home

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 (NLT) The movie Apollo 13 is a family favorite so I’ve seen it more than a few times.  There’s one scene that still captures and holds my attention every […]

The Blessing of Friends

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”  G. Randolf It all began with a call to my high school friend, Lisa.  Once on the phone, we slipped into the familiar rhythm of girl-talk.  Our conversation flowed freely, transcending across the miles and weeks since we last talked.   […]

A New Path to Fitness

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”   Jimmy Dean The minute I read the text message from my friend Carol, a tug of war broke out in my mind.  “Hey, girlfriend!  I’m hitting balls in a drill at 9:00.  Why don’t you come […]

Women – Our Own Worst Enemy

  “Don’t be glad when your enemies meet disaster, and don’t rejoice when they stumble.”  Proverbs 24:17 (GNT) The corporate office of a national retailer sent me to a local store to complete the sale for an outstanding order.  I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say; a 5-day ship date had long since […]

Finding God’s Truth

“Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected.”  Sophocles I heard my son’s urgent voice bellowing down from his room, “Mommm!  I can’t find my blue t-shirt anywhere!  Where did you put it?” “I remember folding it and placing it on the bed with your other clean clothes,” I called […]

Music To My Ears

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”  Aristotle I was walking out the door to drive football carpool when the telephone rang.  It was my oldest son.  His car broke down and it needed a tow.  I was already on a tight schedule but since my name was on the AAA […]

Security for Your Heart

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Psalm 91:1-2  (NIV) The media is filled with headlines proclaiming a call for action against escalating incidents of gun […]

Harvesting Limes and Gathering Blessings

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”  Galatians 6:9 (NLT) My neighbor, Libby, had been leaving bags of fresh lemons and limes on my side porch for nearly five years and I’d grown to appreciate […]

Unplug From Technology

“Everything is permissible…but not everything is beneficial.  Everything is permissible…but not everything is constructive.”  1 Corinthians 10:23  (NIV)  I called out to my daughter on the way to the car, “It’s time to leave for soccer.  Grab your bag and let’s go.”  Claire jumped in the front seat, stuck headphones in her ears, and set […]

This Season of Life

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) I had big plans for the summer months and my writing.  With my new site up and running, I was energized with anticipation to read and write and share my experiences.  Even despite the gentle forewarning from a […]