Mercy, I need grace!

Mercy, I need grace!

My search for Word of the Year happened rather accidentally at the close of 2011. I stumbled upon the origin...

Knowing vs. following

Knowing vs. following

I had the advantage of having parents who took me to church weekly throughout my childhood. Nonetheless, I didn’t call...

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

Let there be light! Light in my heart, soul, and mind. Lightness in my step as I adjust my attitude...

A prayer for 2019

A prayer for 2019

Come into our hearts, Lord. Come into our minds. Come into our homes, Lord. Come into our marriages and parenting....

Are you faith blind?

Are you faith blind?

I always believed in God–Father, Son, and Spirit. I was raised in the church and could recite prayers.   But...

Getting a grip

Getting a grip

We’ve had many lean years financially. I remember one month when I was going to grad school (three hours away)...

Welcomed with open arms

Welcomed with open arms

I am thankful that I had a loving daddy. As a girl I often took a short detour from school...

A soft heart

A soft heart

We can get rather heart-crusty sometimes.   When your loved one forgets things like birthdays or anniversaries.   When work...

“Love Came Down at Christmas”

“Love Came Down at Christmas”

Love Came Down at Christmas   Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, Love divine; Love was born at...

Does praying for your health work?

Does praying for your health work?

Years ago I was out prayerwalking shortly after my father’s death. That spiritual exercise was the one thing that was...