Lillie's handprints

Little HAND Prints

I was cleaning our house a couple of days ago when I noticed two little hand prints on the back door. Immediately, I recognized the hands to be those of our little granddaughter, Lillie. She had been with us a couple of weekends earlier and the prints left behind were evidence of her visit. Of […]... Read More

Daddy Now and Forever

Once a Father always a Father. Jesus having loved his disciples, “loved them to the very end.” (John 13:1) Jesus demonstrated his love for the disciples by washing their feet and setting an example of humble service for them to follow. I could say that about my own Father and Mother. They loved me from […]... Read More

Hobble or RUN?

At the showdown with the prophets of the false god Baal, Elijah challenge the people with the question “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent. (1 Kings 18:21). In contrast, Paul […]... Read More

Lookin’ Down OR Lookin’ UP?

ON a recent trip out west, my plane was flying low enough that I could catch a glimpse of the Rocky Mountains.  It would be my first view of the Rockies and I was less than impressed. NOW you and I both know the Rocky Mountains are nothing less than awe inspiring, but from my angle, […]... Read More


I recently read a newspaper article about a lady nicknamed Peaches. She grew up in SC, attended and became a cheerleader at a NC university, moved to England, and serves in a position chosen and appointed by the Queen. Yes, THAT Queen. Because of the girl’s relationship with the Queen of England, the Queen calls […]... Read More


I found myself in front of a keyboard staring at a blank screen, frustrated, teary-eyed, and ready to give up. I was preparing a message for a ladies retreat and the message wasn’t coming. I wanted to quit. In reality, I was worn out, stressed out, and burned out. I’d had enough! Elijah the Prophet […]... Read More

The Dress

I wore a dress to church today. I don’t usually wear dresses. I don’t wear dresses often because I don’t like the way my skinny, white legs look sticking out of the bottom.  But today, I wore a dress because it didn’t need ironing. Good reason, right? My dress was a hit. I received many […]... Read More
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A Daughter Without A Mother

My mother took her last breath on Easter morning and at that moment I became a daughter without a mother.  It took some time for what that meant to settle in. At the moment you lose someone you love, the pain is immediate but the implications aren’t so obvious. Until later. I walk through the […]... Read More
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No Need For The Pity Party

      I was having a pity party that night.  My daughter had recently given birth to our first grandchild and ten days later my sweet mom went to her eternal home with Jesus.  I was used to talking to my mother and daughter everyday but suddenly life as I knew it no longer existed. No […]... Read More