One of the best stories ever, in my opinion, is Pride and Prejudice. My favorite version is the one with Colin Firth that is several episodes long. In one scene he professes his love for Elizabeth saying, “In vain I have struggled and it will not do.” Vain can be defined as “producing no results;… Continue reading Vain

Send Them

I have a good friend whose spiritual gift is making cards and giving them to others. She is very humble about it, but her cards have helped me and so many others. It was 10 weeks yesterday since my mother died. You may not know, but she died the day before my birthday. We went… Continue reading Send Them

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Every Little Thing

I like the song Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. It’s a positive song that helps in this negative world. Life is hard. We all know it. Every single day has something or someone that makes living in this world difficult. I saw a post the other day that said we have gender confusion and… Continue reading Every Little Thing

The Best

There was a show that ran from 1954 to 1960 called Father Knows Best. While it was a few years before my time, I remember watching reruns. It told the tale of a middle class family and all their trials which looking back from today, doesn’t seem that horrible. Growing older isn’t very pleasant sometimes.… Continue reading The Best

The Unknown

As my mom nears the end of her life, things are very difficult. On her especially, but also on us kids as we try to make the right choices for her and at the same time accommodate what she wants. She and I had one of many difficult discussions yesterday. The subject wasn’t home vs.… Continue reading The Unknown

Let It Go

James 5:16 tells us to confess our sins to each other. It is not a suggestion. But how many of us have anyone we can actually tell our deepest darkest sin or addiction? Aren’t we afraid of their reaction? Why don’t we tell anyone our struggles? Why do we say we’re ‘fine’ when we are… Continue reading Let It Go

The Fault

I always wondered why anyone would want to live in California. After all, the state will fall off into the ocean someday, right? There is a huge fault that runs along California, and there are many all over the Earth. I remember as a kid our front door shaking as a quake in Memphis occurred… Continue reading The Fault


My dad was in the Navy from 1948 to 1950. He would often talk about some of the friends he made during those years. One such friend was Payton. I don’t remember Payton’s first name, but I do remember the man. When I was growing up, my mom and dad would pack us kids up… Continue reading Glorious


When Chris and I married, we spent a week down in Seaside, FL. It was over 33 years ago, and that little town wasn’t what it is today! If you’ve never been, you should at least drive through it some time. Every colorful cottage and house has a name. The one we stayed in was… Continue reading Precious

Good to Know

When you feel down for any reason-pain, sickness, sadness, etc.-where do your thoughts go? Tomorrow marks the 11 year anniversary of my Daddy’s death. It is so hard to believe it has been that many years, but in another way it seems like yesterday. I believe we can change our negative thoughts. It’s easier said… Continue reading Good to Know