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Do You Stand for Life?

Each year since 1984, the third Sunday of January has been known as Sanctity of Life Sunday.  I arrived at church today anticipating an inspiring sermon about the value of life, but, unfortunately, that was not the sermon offered at my church and, from what I...

The Power of Prayer

On December 26, 1934, a young Welsh man received a vision from the Holy Spirit in the dark of night. At 3:00 a.m. the Lord began to call him into faith for world evangelization and the completion of the Great Commission. This young man was an intercessor in prayer for...

When You Don’t Know What To Do

I’m a pretty good actress.  I’ve always been able to make people believe I know what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, with all the confidence I can muster together.  Truth be told, though, I’m often faced with not knowing what to do. Maybe it’s my Type A personality...

Give Me That Old-Time Religion

On September 22, 1871, an elderly British lady, 82 years of age, was ushered into her heavenly reward. Earlier, in 1835, frustrated at being an invalid, left her feeling useless and questioning her very salvation. What young Charlotte Elliot5 did next would echo...

There Are No Words

It doesn’t take long to find suffering in this world.  Sudden loss can be catastrophic to an individual or family.  It’s at such a time you realize there really are no words that can express your sorrow for your friends/family/fellow man. Within the last year I’ve had...

When God Comes Knocking

  I have worked a long time … since I was 19 (ah, yes, to be young again).  I retired two times during my career.  The first time was in 2014.  I told my husband I had had enough of corporate life and wanted to retire while I was still young enough to remember...

Hope Is The Cure

I read about a new Harvard study in Forbes recently which investigated the health and mental health of children and teenagers who were raised with religious or spiritual practices. I am not surprised by what they found. According to the study, children and teens...

Best Laid Plans

There’s a line from Robert Burns’ famous poem “To a Mouse” that’s been adapted from the original text … “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  That line kept revolving in my mind as the preacher gave his sermon.  By the end of the service, there was...

Prayer in Our Nation

Since 1952, the first Thursday in May has been designated as the National Day of Prayer.  The National Day of Prayer shares common roots with the celebration of Thanksgiving; both were national proclamations establishing a day of prayer, but in the New England...

Where Do I Go?

Last week I was trucking down a back road (admittedly with my foot heavy on the metal), admiring farmhouses on the right and left of the road, when I suddenly saw a squirrel run directly in my path.  He saw me, I saw him, our eyes locked, then he freaked out looking...

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...

Finding Rest

After much procrastination, my husband and I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new mattress.  After some sticker shock (gone are the days to get a new mattress for $900), we shopped and bought.  Like two kids at a candy store, we couldn’t wait until the new “gift”...