I am a Child of God – Take a Minute to Meditate

I doubt my teacher could fathom the impact of her words on my 14 year old heart.  My heart sunk as she restated the text in my biology book,  “It takes only one of a man’s sperm to fertilize a woman’s egg to make a baby.  However, when the fertilization process takes place there are…

Do it Afraid!

So I’ve been wrestling with myself lately… Wrestling with the idea that I’m not exactly where I want to be.  In so many areas – writing, relationships, organization, the list goes on and on – if I’m honest about it. The obvious next question is – why? I seem to be hearing the same message…

You Surprised Me!

As our car rounded the corner, a contour of cars filled the sides of the street like rocks lining a stream – some even triple parked at the base of the cul-de-sac. The sounds of the crowded house greeted us in the driveway and intensified as we walked closer to open front door that welcomed…

A Day of Opportunity

A day that offers opportunity. Opportunity to get things done. Opportunity to touch others in a way that improves their lives. Opportunity to develop gifts and talents. Opportunity to reach a goal. Seriously, the list of opportunities can go on and on – making a very long list. On the one hand it’s a great…

Ever had a Flat Tire?

Have you ever had a flat tire? It can be quite a setback! Where were you going when it happened? Did it make you late for work or a social occasion?  I bet you were in no mood to continue on to your destination, maybe because you were sweaty, dirty, tired… I recently ran across…

What Can I Say?

What can I say that hasn’t been said before? NOTHING. Solomon in the bible said it quite succinctly, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. “ Ecclesiastes 1:9 And the simple truth that there is nothing new under the sun, stops…

How Many Times?!

Are you waiting for something? A breakthrough? A promotion? Possibly your house to sell? Something… Waiting is one of the most difficult exercises that can come upon us. No one asks for it. We all want “it” to happen immediately, in our timing. The challenging task of waiting can breed discouragement. Discouragement often leads to…