The Struggle IS Real

My sister’s favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. If you’ve not seen it, the story is about an innocent man who is sent to prison. There are a couple of quotes in that movie about hope. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” “Let me tell… Continue reading The Struggle IS Real

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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


There’s a show on the History channel that we like to watch called Alone. People sign up to go out to a location and be totally alone. They have 10 items of their own choosing to take with them. Other than those 10 items, a first aid kit, and a satellite phone, there is nothing.… Continue reading Solo

The Scariest Place

When I was a kid, my family would go to Fair Park at the Nashville Fairgrounds and ride all the rides. The scariest and best one was the wooden roller coaster that always came off the track at the big curve. What a thrill it was! As a preteen, my friend’s brother once snuck us… Continue reading The Scariest Place

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The Abyss

In 1989, a movie came out called The Abyss. The story was some people were stranded under the sea and the only way to be rescued was for one of them to go down deep under water into an abyss. It was pretty good until near the end when aliens came and it got ‘cheesy.’… Continue reading The Abyss

Imagine That!

I love to think about what it must have been like in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3: 8 says, Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day. What must it have been like to walk and talk with God in the… Continue reading Imagine That!