Understand

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45 NIV That single verse has been spoken in prayer many times from my lips. ‘Open our minds so that we can understand’. This is from the passage in Luke that describes the events that occurred on the very first Emmaus Walk. It…

This Love – Such Glorious Love

I know I must write about the glorious love that led to this day, this day in between. Jesus has been crucified and has not yet risen from His grave. And yet, I find myself at a loss for adequate words to describe what I am feeling.  As I contemplate the evidence of such great…

The Day it Rained Tears

This morning I was the opening cashier at our local Winn-Dixie grocery store. This little part-time job has been a great experience for many reasons, one of which is my interaction with total strangers, unique individuals, almost always ready to share a bit of their day with me. It’s been like that all of my…

My 2018 Emancipation Proclamation

I enjoy numerology, the study of numbers and their meanings. It intrigues me. Sometimes it inspires me. So as 2018 approached, I began to investigate the numeral 18. I was not excited about what I read. It seemed every article referred to one negative word – bondage. That doesn’t give you any warm fuzzy feelings….

ABCs of Adoption part 4

Today my little corner of the world was very hectic. A tire puncture on the way to church which caused us to be very late and then after church being locked out of my husband’s vehicle that he had loaned me  after rescuing us from the tire debacle.  I could feel my temperature rising. I…

This I Know

I want to encourage some hearts today! Here is a simple truth for you to consider. It is okay if you don’t understand it all, have all the answers or have it all figured out.  I reminded myself this very morning of this same simple truth. I have been known to over-think matters. What about…

Backstory

My editor recently requested a backstory on a character in a part of my soon to be released book. It was a good suggestion on her part and the additional info I added would be sure help a reader understand the character better.  I started thinking about how differently we would view people if we…

Imprints 

A simple definition of the word imprint would be to make a mark using pressure. Every day we imprint others and they imprint us. Parents most certainly imprint their children and this can be a scary thought.  I, as an adult, was imprinted by each child I fostered. My outlook, my attitude, my opinions were…

Beautiful Brokenness 

People are strange creatures sometimes. Don’t you think? Well, I know I certainly can be. I tend to be much more open about past struggles. You know, the ones I’ve faced and already came out on the other side of.  But, when I’m struggling in the moment, as in this very moment, I tend to…

Now, Do you Understand?

I don’t like to be misunderstood. But, it happens. When it does, I have to resist the urge to feel frustrated and aggravated. I try so hard. I choose my words very carefully and deliver them very clearly. Surely then, I tell myself, I can make sure that folks understand. But, sometimes, no matter how…

A Rock and a Hard Place

I know what it means to feel trapped, confused and overwhelmed. This morning during my personal devotion time I read in Isaiah chapter 43 and I enjoyed reading how the Message reworded it. “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with…

Your Day is Coming

Today, this very moment, I am the busy mom of many. I am trying to get myself together before I wake the kids and prepare myself for the onslaught of activity and noise. I will likely have to raise my voice to be heard above the din. (In case you are wondering, din is a…