I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and very circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. ~ Philippians 4: 12-13 Dear One, flexibility is defined as the ability to flex. Simple enough. It seems as though that such a simple definition … Continue reading February 22
You would think after looking over my book manuscript 1,000 times I would catch the fact that February 21 and 22 were missing. You would think. Yet, somehow, I missed it and didn’t discover it until yesterday…but I think I know why. One year ago, I was on my way to India, which means I … Continue reading Missing Days
Our parents teach us many lessons. Sure, they sit us down and tell us important principles and ideas, but most of the lessons we learn from them are caught rather than taught. As children we watch. We absorb, and we are mostly unaware of how their actions shape us. It is not until we are … Continue reading How Do I Love Thee?
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