I have good news! The dates for my upcoming book signings are set! I have four opportunities in the next couple of months for you to bring your book to have it signed, or to purchase more for your friends directly from me. Come by one or all of these events and support these local … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars!
As an educator, I taught Black History Month for my entire career. However, as a child of the South, I was never taught anything about Black history. One reason is because February was not designated as Black History Month until 1976. Yet, even in my high school, years after that date, I never heard mention … Continue reading Black History
I had been called to the hospital because Bill was in an accident on a rainy February morning. I had been waiting in the waiting room to see him, when finally the nurse called me back to see him. I stood outside the bay in the ER, just outside the curtain, gathering myself and trying … Continue reading 33 Years Ago Today
Sometimes you just have to run away. I don’t mean forever. I don’t mean you should abandon your responsibilities…just postpone them for a bit. Sometimes, you have to be bold in your self-care and take a sisters’ weekend. Mark it on the calendar weeks ahead. Look forward to it for a month. Then when the … Continue reading Running Away
As my book gets out into the world, I get more and more excited. I want its message to go to those who need encouragement. The momentum is building and I love it. This week I got an endorsement from my friends Jerry and Denise Basel. They have been dear friends for decades. Their counseling … Continue reading A Book Endorsement
Five years ago, I had a dream. There was a tall golden tower. It was beautiful and gleamed in the sunlight. I went into the tower, up the elevator to one of the highest floors. There were several ballrooms on this floor. They were full of people worshiping. There were speakers preaching. It was a … Continue reading My Confession
Another excerpt from Words to the Weary. I love this one. January 4 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. ~Psalms 84:1-2 I want to be your dwelling place, Weary One. I want you to be … Continue reading January 4
Can I ask you a favor? If you are reading my book, could you share your thoughts with me? To ask you this question makes me nervous because this book is my baby. The comparison between writing a book and childbirth has been used before, and I can tell you it is an accurate association. … Continue reading Can I Ask You a Favor?
January 1 is like a reset button. Every year, I can choose to push it or not. Need a fresh start? Push the reset button. Want to create new habits? Hit the button. Need to quit eating/drinking/smoking? Press the button. It is a magical moment at the genesis of each trip around the globe. When … Continue reading Push the Button
It’s the wee hours. In Christmases past we would have already been up for a while. There would be noise, unwrapping, and kids everywhere trying out all the gifts and, by now, a Christmas morning breakfast in the works. Today, I sit in the shimmer of my Christmas tree in silence. There is snow on … Continue reading Christmas 2020