I love to see friends and family outside having plain old fun. Summertime is like a welcome mat for reunions and festivals with vendors, barbecues, and inflatable bounce houses for the kids. This summer several people participated in Juneteenth celebrations. Across the country, these people had a high time commemorating General Gordon Granger’s announcement in … Continue reading Summertime
It was bedtime. The moonlight cast a shadow of the bare tree limbs on the window pane. The wind caused the shadow to move ever so slightly. It seems logical now, but for a little girl in a dark room, it was a mystery in the making. I was just a child and the last … Continue reading Stand Your Ground
I read a story of a man that recounted his near-death experience. The article told of how he was standing at a sandbar, waist-high in the water, when he was suddenly caught up in a riptide. Yes, a type of strong and powerful current known to have swept some people out to a watery grave. … Continue reading Look to Him
I was not in a service, but I got “full” as some good old church ladies would say. It was their way of expressing themselves when they felt spiritually and emotionally touched by God. Growing up in church gave me an up-close and personal view of what getting “full” looked like. It could be noticed in … Continue reading Lord, Have Mercy
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost There is a point in all of our lives where we reach a crossroad. Google’s dictionary defines a crossroad as “a point at which a crucial decision must be made … Continue reading Crossroads
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” -Hebrews 10:36 Oh my! I don’t know why God decided that I could handle a life-challenging diagnosis. I certainly would not have chosen myself as one who could do so. Yet, I have been … Continue reading Keep the Dream Alive
I was giving a talk to a group of women once and I happened to mention God saying something to me. After the meeting was over, one of the ladies approached me and asked. “How do you hear God?”Her question caught me by surprise. It had become so normal for me to hear God’s voice. … Continue reading Did You Hear That?