I am thankful

This week our nation celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday.  One where we gather with our families and give thanks for all the blessings we have.  For me, this year has been difficult, the most difficult that I have faced in a very long time.  I know that there are many others out there struggling as much … Continue reading



Shrimp etouffe. Fried oysters. Shrimp cocktail. Beignets. Shrimp and grits. Pralines. Oh. My. Goodness. I’ve been in New Orleans this week for a conference related to work, and I’m not sure that I’ve ever eaten more wonderful, savory food.  The food available never seems to stop, and it has been fabulous. I’ve been told from … Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

I like to share what I’ve learned in Bible studies.  One particular lesson reflecting the different kinds of mirrors Christians may use  during their daily walk with God was very clever and educational. Sharla Fritz, author of Divine Design: 40 Days of Spiritual Makeover, deserves credit for an unusual presentation on mirrors. A surveillance mirror is … Continue reading

God Knows

It breaks my heart when I hear about challenges in a friend or family member’s lives. When a sudden crisis brings heartache and pain. When an illness isn’t what a friend expected. When a diagnosis could lead to loss and challenge. When a child isn’t following the path that her parents laid out for her. … Continue reading