During an especially difficult time in my life, I wondered if the earth was some kind of cosmic prison for the rest of the universe, the place people are sent when they have misbehaved in the rest of the cosmos. Being born black in the South in the 1950s, female, poor, and unattractive by cultural... Continue Reading →
Reaping a Harvest of Joy: Psalm Wednesday
Over the last couple of days, we have tried to find tomato plants that are already starting to sprout flowers. Douglas generally starts to plant his garden in late March or early April, but we were away during that time, so there is a mad dash to sow some vegetables, especially our beloved tomatoes, in... Continue Reading →
A Joyful Morning: Psalm Wednesday
Have you ever been in a situation that seemed to have no end, one in which you simply could not see how it could ever be resolved in your favor? I think that in this microwave society that we live in today, we want everything, including our problems, to be resolved quickly and completely. And... Continue Reading →
When Morning Comes
Whatever you are enduring today, take heart knowing that morning will come into your life. Don't be afraid to cry, for weeping does not mean that you lack faith, but that you are human. Remember that no trouble lasts forever. So, I hope that when your morning comes, you will lift your hands toward Heaven, and sing, dance, jump for joy, or whatever you do to celebrate God's blessings. Don't be ashamed to show your joy, for David, the man after God's own heart, danced unashamedly in front of his people (2 Samuel 6:14).