This is an excerpt from my book, Stumbling into Grace – A Prodigal Daughter’s Long Journey Home. What’s the first word of the Bible? You know, don’t you? Of course, it’s “In,” as in “In the beginning….” Right? But do you know what the last word is, that is, the last word before Amen? I … Continue reading The Alpha & Omega
A couple of nights ago I parked my car and bolted out of it so fast I left the door wide open. The sky was on fire, and I had to capture it with my camera. What a sight! And I asked, “How many times have You shown yourself to me today, Lord—times I never … Continue reading Ahhh, You’re Here!
First of All I’m not crazy. I know when you read what I’ve written here you might think I’ve gone ‘round the bend. Let me assure you, I’m not crazy or a liar. First a question: At night, when you finally turn off the light, crawl into bed, lie down under those crisp (or not) … Continue reading A Preview of Coming Attractions
Sweet Tooth Moma... My mother traveled far and wide in her quest for sugary treats. I’m pretty sure that’s why she learned how to bake. Fortunately, Daddy came from a very long line of gifted bakers. Aunt Ruth taught Moma the basics, along with her specialty—Coconut Cream Pie! But where the recipe for Wacky Cake … Continue reading Wacky Cake…YUM!
There are several people in my life who are asleep. My hand is on their shoulders giving them a little shake, but they slumber on. To them I want to shout...WAKE UP! Ditch Digging... If you run away from God, dig your way into a deep dark ditch, then can’t figure out how or why … Continue reading Yes & Amen
Who remembers when the standard reply to “Thank you” was “You’re welcome?” These phrases were inseparable, right? Now, instead of “You’re welcome” I hear “No problem.” The fact that this expression has taken our culture by storm has concerned me for some time. Here’s my case: Several years ago I was in a restaurant with … Continue reading What Comes After Thank You?
The 4th of July is a great day to declare, I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! I am also grateful that this country offers its citizens (of a certain age) medical insurance. Although Medicare is a timely solution to my healthcare needs, signing up for it was like being in a boat surrounded by sharks. … Continue reading MEDICARE…YIPES!
Out Garaging... Fresh from our Saturday morning garage sales, Vicki, Jo and I pulled up to the light, and waited for it to turn green. When I glanced around, I saw a man huddled in a heap of ragged blankets sitting on a bench. His eyes were dazed—his hair a nest on his head. I … Continue reading Saving Isaac
Writing has always been a safe haven—like time spent with a close friend. Happy or sad, words pour out, and with them my heart. For me, there is no expression quite as pure. Whether the pen flows onto a blank page or keystrokes fill my computer screen, I am lost in the moment of creation. Suddenly, … Continue reading The Great Tumble
Fifteen years ago, God began to channel a spark He’d placed in me even before I was born. I had been acting all my life (just ask my brothers), when a life-changing event came my way. My pastor asked if I would create a skit for a series he was preaching on The Ten Commandments. … Continue reading Idn’t God Good
...His tender compassions never fail. They are new every morning... Lamentations 3:22-23 Most Mornings I sit on my porch and look out over the neighboring golf course to enjoy the show. Today, a hawk is perched high on the tiptop of a dead branch, while a black bird is traipsing across the 11th hole. Sadly, the … Continue reading The Championship Day
Honor your father and your mother... Exodus 20:12 Today, I’m celebrating my father not only because it's Father’s Day, but it’s also the 102nd anniversary of his birth! We lost him in his 76th year, but time has not diminished the profound influence he had on the lives of my two older brothers and me. … Continue reading Celebrating Daddy