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”...

Power of Prayer

Always intrigued with history, I recently ran across a name I had never heard of and a story that brought the power of prayer up close and personal.  The name? … Rees Howells.  The story? … how the power of prayer helped turn the tide in the Battle of Britain. Rees...

Fly the Friendly Skies

  Last week I went to a writer’s conference in Tennessee.  A friend and I had originally planned to drive, but quickly talked ourselves out of it and flew instead.  For the two hours flying up and two hours flying back, I reminisced about my one-time desire to be...

Movies and Popcorn

I have been a movie fan forever (movies with popcorn, that is).  I remember watching “Bambi” and “Cinderella” as my first venture to the silver screen.  Then I graduated to “Gone with the Wind” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  Yes, I love movies, especially when I have...

Interest Free

  I believe in prayer.  I really do!   I talk a lot about prayer, I tell others to pray.  I even practice it (most of the time).  In fact, this probably tells you a lot about my spiritual condition (you have probably heard this before, too!): Dear Lord, So far...

A Mother’s Love

I was standing in line at the pharmacy after church today.  It was a long line, filled with men young and old, each of them having something in common . . . they all had flowers and cards they were purchasing.  I smiled to myself as I thought of the mothers (and...

Prayer on Demand

We live in an on-demand culture.   Every service imaginable is geared for the convenience of the consumer … communications, technology, vehicles, on-line shopping.  Witnessing the paradigm shift of our culture over the last five years, it shouldn’t surprise me that...

Surviving? … No, Thriving!

For the past four weeks I’ve lived under the possibility of having cancer, to the realization I do have cancer, to the countdown toward eradication of  breast cancer.  This has been a roller coaster of doctor visits, medical tests, emotional ups and downs, to a peace...