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
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
Today, she would have been 67 years old. But, instead of celebrating in the usual fashion, I am left with memories of birthdays in the past. You see, my Mother passed from this life on November 14, 2017. Here is a picture of us celebrating her last birthday: December 3, 2016. Growing up, we… Read More Birthday Wishes
When cancer calls, you answer. Maybe you recognize the number, and you manage to avoid answering the call. But, cancer is persistent. If you hear the call and don’t answer, it will continue calling. It will leave voicemails. It will repeatedly dial your number and cause your phone to ring, until you can’t take it… Read More When Cancer Calls….
“Wearing your faith” is all the rage right now. Stores and boutiques are filled with everything from car decals to jewelry and tee-shirts, all advertising your faith. I see no problem with this. In fact, I own many shirts and pieces of jewelry that identify me as a Christian. I think it is good to… Read More I Don’t “Wear My Faith” to be Politically Incorrect
I remember the vibrant sounds of cicadas during summer evenings. The sound was unlike anything I had ever heard. It started slowly and quietly, and grew louder as more cicadas added their voices to welcome the evening hours. I was fascinated by them. While it was obvious by their sound that they were roosting nearby,… Read More The Sound of Cicadas