been a while

i haven’t written anything in a while. it’s like my brain is taking a vacation from writing ideas. so what to do? just sit in front of an empty screen? it’s what a lot of folks who write say–no matter what, set aside a time each day to write and STAY there, even if you don’t write anything… so, i’m writing something. happy now? seriously, i have adopted a new mindset for 2007; LOVE THE LIFE YOU’RE LIVING. does that sound simple to you? I’m going to use the verse by Paul, “I have learned whatever state I am in… Continue reading

I Can Never

In past weeks, on one of the discussion boards I frequent, we discussed in great detail one day what would happen to the person who dared to ever hurt one of our children or grandchildren. We held back no contempt for such a one who would commit a heinous crime against a family member, nor did we hold back the description of exactly what we’d do to such a one. And then it happened—in a matter of two weeks, three killings at different schools in our country; a principal killed by a sick young man, a young girl killed by… Continue reading

Diary of a Vacation

Dave and I haven’t had an extended vacation in about three years, mainly because of finances. So when my aunt and uncle offered us a week in their time share at Myrtle Beach, we jumped at it. We arrived around 8 p.m. Sunday evening, but because of a “computer glitch,” our reservation was not in the system. oops!Stay calm, don’t panic. We had our confirmation information in hand, so of course they had to make accommodations for us. We ended up spending our first night on the 10th floor in a side apartment with an ocean view, but not the… Continue reading

Church Carpet and the Streets of Gold

Recently I was on a discussion board, and we were chatting back and forth about churches in general. It seemed the consensus among most of the folks was that churches are beginning to fall away from our original calling–to glorify God with our lives and lead others to know the Savior, Jesus Christ. The discussion got very personal for some who have been disillusioned with their local body of believers and the silly things we find to argue about. As a pastor’s wife, I’ve been witness to the many ways we find to argue and the things we find to… Continue reading