As a child, I remember proudly presenting handmade gifts to my Mother for Mother’s Day. Maybe I made her a card, picked her a flower, or gave her a gift we had made at school. I always wanted her to feel special on her special day. She was, after all, THE BEST MOTHER IN THE… Read More Motherless on Mother’s Day
It’s Sunday morning, and for the first time in my lifetime (40 years), most churches across America are closed. Things have changed dramatically in one week. Last week, we were advised to limit gatherings to no more than 250 people. Today, our gatherings are limited to no more than 10. Because our church was not… Read More You ARE the Church
I was casually scrolling through Facebook when I saw it. It was an article detailing the sexual misconduct of Christian comedian, John Crist. And, I stopped. I read it. I looked down and noticed the very shirt I was wearing was an autographed “Check Your Heart” shirt I bought last December at a John Crist… Read More But For the Grace of God Go I….
The year was 1978. A man was recovering from knee surgery and was unable to work. With the help of financial aid, he began attending a technical school. His wife enrolled with him. They both hoped gaining a skill would help them find better paying jobs when he was able to work again. Times were… Read More The Abortion That Wasn’t
I noticed it several years ago. On a trip home from town, a flash of brilliant white caught my eye. There it stood: a Bradford pear tree exploding with pristine blooms in the midst of a small stand of dreary bare trees and brush. It proudly waved its arms proclaiming, “Spring is just around the… Read More How Are Your Roots?
On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation declaring the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. He stated, “When a child loses a parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their… Read More Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Disclaimer #1: The term ‘discipline’ as I use it here means: training that corrects, molds, or perfects mental ability or moral character; to train or develop by instruction and exercise especially in self-control (from Merriam-Webster’s School Dictionary, 2015). I know spanking has become a hot-button issue for people, but this post is not to start… Read More Christian Parents, Please Stop Raising Brats
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 is a very familiar passage of Scripture dealing with virtually every season of life. It has been read at funerals and a song was even created using some of the wording of this particular passage. The KJV reads: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under… Read More A Time to Keep Silence
Here in Louisiana, we seldom have snow. So, when it is in the weather forecast, and the prediction holds longer than 15 minutes, we start to take it seriously. Most of us are indeed the social media memes you see…rushing to the store to stock up on necessities: bread, milk, and toilet paper so we… Read More Why Would Anyone HATE Snow?
When I was 9 or 10, I asked my Mother to teach me to cross stitch. She did and gave me a little project to work on over the Thanksgiving break. I was almost finished with my project by the end of the week. I so vividly remember working on it when a movie came… Read More A Wonderful Life