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Mercy and Grace

  I’ve been on this earth longer than dirt (well, it seems that way), but I’ve come to realize I have a lot more to learn, so I plan on being around awhile.  One of my biggest lessons over the last several years regarded my faith.  As a young Christian, I thought...

The Men In My Life

I was out of state this year celebrating Father’s Day with three of my favorite men – husband and two sons (with families).  I saw how each man played a role in my life in helping to shape who I am as a woman, wife, mother.  While traveling back home, I realized I...

Coming Home

Last week the Rev. Billy Graham was laid to rest.  As the nation mourned, thousands attended his funeral to celebrate the life of a humble servant as he journeyed home.  His body was laid to rest beside his wife Ruth, but Billy Frank, as he was affectionately known,...

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...

Thoughts and Prayers

This has been a year of change, some hardship, lots of medical needs, and plenty of stress.  It started with surgeries (husband has had six surgeries in a year), my on-the-job training of nursing, then transitioning away from my home since 1951, topped off with a big...

I’m No Hero

That’s what Stephen Williford said repeatedly after he and another member of the Sutherland Springs, Texas community intervened to stop an attacker after brutally killing 26 members of the First Baptist Church.  But Stephen, visibly shaken as he spoke to police after...

I’ve Got A Secret

When I was little, my family were one of the few in our neighborhood that had a television.  That round black and white “television tube” provided hours of entertainment to our family.  Unlike today, most households had one TV (unless you were very wealthy, then you...

Don’t Forget

Early this week I began preparing this week’s post entitled “Faith of Our Fathers.”  After I started I realized that today, September 11, marked the 15th anniversary of the events of September 11. The events and emotions are etched into my mind forever.  Both as a...

Everyday Grace

Our guest blogger is Donna Newton.  Donna is an inspiration to all as she shares her love for Christ and her heart for others in her daily walk.       At five years of age, I prayed to receive Jesus as my Savior. In the years after, there was ‘a whole...

God’s Perfect Plan

Today’s guest blogger is Marilyn Moon Mansfield.  She is funny, friendly, and has a deep love of Jesus.  She shares a compelling personal story straight from the heart.  Read on …   My heart was pounding so hard I could feel the pulse in my head.  I...