Miracle on Webster Avenue

Have you ever reached the end of yourself? I mean, really? That point where you feel as though you have failed in your life’s purpose – you’ve failed God, your family, your friends, and only death seems a suitable ending to it all? I have reached that point this year. Life has not been what… Continue reading Miracle on Webster Avenue

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Time Away and Two Hearts Inn

In October, our church graciously showered us with love for “Pastor Appreciation Month”. It was quite an unexpected surprise. We feel loved by our church family each and every time we see them, but this was certainly a blessing. One family gave me and Terry a gift certificate to spend a night away at the… Continue reading Time Away and Two Hearts Inn

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Safety is of the Lord

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord. – Proverbs 21:31 Saturday, October 22, 2016, started out as all Saturdays do for us. We slept late, the kids played and did their weekly chores. I have regular work to do: laundry, ironing, lesson planning, menu-and-grocery-list-making, housework and Sunday… Continue reading Safety is of the Lord


It’s the Thought That Counts

On Thursday, March 3, my youngest child, Matthew, started running a high fever. On that same day, Lauren began having very bad cold symptoms. We took Matt to the doctor and found out that he had an ear infection. Lauren, we thought, was improving, but it was a temporary improvement. Pretty soon after that, the… Continue reading It’s the Thought That Counts

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Work in Progress

Beside my desk is a stack of used textbooks. It seems like yesterday…okay, like last month, that those books were brand new. I’ve been throwing away the empty test and quiz booklets all week. On Monday, Lauren will be taking her final Algebra II test, and Mitch and Leslie will also being taking finals in… Continue reading Work in Progress


Three Little Things: Gifts from God

This morning during my quiet time, I pondered the many wonderful gifts that God has given us. Whether saved or unsaved,  we all enjoy these three little things: 1. Music Christians use this wonderful gift to return praise to our Savior. The unsaved use it to wake up,  celebrate or even deal with grief. The most… Continue reading Three Little Things: Gifts from God


Rainbows and Mockingbirds

Well, it’s been a busy two weeks. Crazy, in fact. But today, I saw this beautiful rainbow. Then, a lovely mockingbird stopped by and sang a few notes on my front porch railing. I didn’t get a photo of the bird, because he was only there for a bit. I did manage to quickly snap… Continue reading Rainbows and Mockingbirds

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Matthew is Four

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord. ~ Psalm 113:9 My darling little boy is growing up into an adorable little pre-schooler. Since my oldest daughter is almost 15, I know first hand how quickly the time seems to pass. However, I… Continue reading Matthew is Four


I Prayed for a New Purse

I suppose it’s kinda silly. I was steering my cart through Walmart last April and passed the purses. I really needed a new one, but I didn’t want to spend the money on one. Not only that, but I always seem to pick the lowest quality of purses whenever I buy one, so it wears… Continue reading I Prayed for a New Purse