A stay in a mental hospital puts one's life in perspective. Twenty-eight days of intense counseling, multiple medicines with horrendous side effects, and the company of people who are as lost in their own worlds as you are in yours will change your priorities quickly. Time locked away from the rest of the world, especially... Continue Reading →
The Psalmists: Our First Religious Bloggers
As I read the Psalms, I started to think that the psalmists may have been the original religious bloggers, meaning people who wrote about their lives, triumphs and defeats, and of how God had intervened to help them, to encourage others to believe that God is able to do the same for them. To encourage... Continue Reading →
Be the Gift that Keeps On Giving
One of my grandchildren's favorite questions when they saw me coming, and especially at Christmas, was, "What did you bring me?" I just laughed, because I did the same thing when I was their ages. But, as I read my Bible one day, I was struck by a woman who was more concerned about what she could... Continue Reading →
Don’t Keep Silent This Christmas!
My husband has found the answer to receiving gifts that have to be returned or re-gifted in the future to other unsuspecting friends or family. This week, he came home with a big box and told me that it was my Christmas gift to him. I just needed to reimburse him the money spent,... Continue Reading →
What’s Next? Something Great, I Think!
Tomorrow is my last day as a professor! I resigned last December, but, against what I felt God was speaking into my spirit, I went back in August because I got tired and frustrated waiting for God to show me what was next in my life. I felt for sure that God was calling me... Continue Reading →
A Psalm of Praise and Gratitude
I give you praise, for the greatness of your acts towards me through the years. Who but you, O Lord, could have imagined how far I would come in the world! Over the years, you heard and answered my prayers in ways that took my breath away and reminded me that You are indeed the... Continue Reading →
A Christmas Prayer
Merciful and Loving God, we come before your throne of mercy and grace, in total awe of your kindness and goodness. The gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ demonstrates for all time the depth, width, breadth, and length of your unfailing love for your children, the sheep of your pasture. Father, today as we celebrate... Continue Reading →