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The Rest of the Story

When I was little I remember listening to the radio (a lot), being a middle-class family, and probably because television was such a “new” media and unaffordable to most people.  My parents particularly liked a show called The Rest of the Story, hosted by Paul...

Unexplainable

I love stories – true, inspiring accounts of how people overcome adversity.  Well, this week I read one humdinger of a story. This week Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries recited the story of Melissa Jenkins. On December 1, 1997, about a dozen students were gathered...

Celebration In Spite of Tragedy

Christmas is a time of merriment and festivities – family, friends, food – gifts galore. Sadly, though, Christmas can be a time when loved ones no longer with us are missed so much. I was reminded about one family this year who will celebrate Christmas after losing 9...

When You Can’t Find Justice

Unless you have been living under a rock or on another planet, you have probably heard of the verdict announced in the Kate Steinle murder case.  Kate was the young woman shot and killed in 2015 on a San Francisco pier, dying in the arms of her father.  The acquittal...

Foundation of Faith

We live in a world that is ideologically divided on many levels.  Sadly, violence seems to be the rule rather than the exception, with increasing persecution of Christians worldwide. That’s exactly what occurred on Palm Sunday.  A terrorist strapped with explosives...

The Story Behind the Story

Long, long ago (and pretty much still do), I dreamed of becoming a great author.  I saw myself hunched over a typewriter, spitting out page after page of a best-selling novel.  If it was historical, that much better as history, research and English were my favorite...

Prison Bars Seen and Unseen

                Recently, I began training (more school!) with the Texas State Department of Corrections as well as Prison Fellowship Ministries to qualify me to become a mentor to inmates.  If there’s ever a place that needs...

How Is That Kind of Love Possible?

April is National Abortion Recovery Awareness Month.  There have been over 57 million abortions in this country since 1973.  Add the fathers, parents, siblings, and children to post-abortive women, almost half of the population in any community are affected.  In fact,...

It Starts With Me

Since my retirement the first of the year, I can’t believe how BUSY I’ve been.  How did I have time to work at all?  I’ve received a lot of comments about the Second Mile posts.  Where have I been?  Have I stopped blogging altogether? (NO to that question!) ...

The Arrival

I have attended church most of my life.  I have heard of Advent since I was a little girl, though never understanding its history and purpose.  I’m correcting this oversight and at the same time sharing what I’ve learned.   The word Advent means “coming” or...

The Problem with Judging Others

The work of post-abortion ministry brings me face-to-face with heart-wrenching stories from women and men whose lives have been ripped apart from an abortion decision.  Too many sit silently in church and in our communities, suffering alone.  For those who work...

What’s Worse?

Here’s a question for you — what’s worse, regret or fear?  What’s the difference, you ask?  Regret is commonly regarded as remorse over the past and fear anxiety for the future. Why am I thinking about stuff like this?  Well, a cancer diagnosis tends to...