Miscellaneous Musings

God’s grace is real. This miracle took me from crippling depression to outrageous joy.

Blogs (1-13) recounting my journey to grace are listed under “My Beginnings in Grace.” More recent thoughts are posted under “Miscellaneous Musings.”

Let’s journey together.

My Beginnings in Grace

Begin the Journey

God’s grace is real. This miracle took me from crippling depression to outrageous joy.

Blogs (1-13) recounting my journey to grace are listed under “My Beginnings in Grace.” More recent thoughts are posted under “Miscellaneous Musings.”

Let’s journey together.

Pity the Heretics

This won’t be one of my more popular blogs, but much prayer and contemplation have led me to believe this is one that must be written. What prompted my concern was a report aired last week on cable television regarding the state of Christianity in this country. The report indicated…

Healing Grief

One of my objectives with this website is to reach out to and dialogue with those who struggle with chronic pain or illness. This particular demographic knows well the frustration, loneliness, misunderstanding, and discouragement associated with chronic debilitation. And in this increasingly stifling economic environment, there is growing financial strain…

American Idol

I’ll have to admit that I love the show American Idol. It’s magical when ordinary folk see their dreams come true. It’s the old rags-to-riches story. With American Idol, the fantasy becomes reality for some fortunate young talents. The term “American idol” can have much deeper meaning. When I think…

Emotions

Do you consider yourself an emotional person? Are your highs high and your lows low? Do you love to laugh, yet easily shed a tear over the heartbreak of another? Does a toddler warm your heart, and does a puppy melt you? Do you hate good-byes? Do you get uber-excited…

It’s About Time

It’s that time of year – time for proms, graduations, and high school or college reunions. It’s time for new beginnings, celebration, reflection, and remembrance. It’s a good time. This year will mark 40 years since I’ve graduated from high school. While I’m unable to attend the reunion festivities in…

There Are No Words

We just returned from a wildly successful fishing trip to Kentucky Lake. “Wildly successful” had nothing to do with the fishing; our catch was pretty meager. We succeeded in having an absolute blast with our children, and that’s as good as it can get.  Our son-in-law has not done a…

A Precious Deposit

A dear friend often says that her longing for heaven increases with each deposit made. She’s referring to the passing of her mother, then her father, into eternity and her desire to join them there. Knowing this dear friend’s love for our Lord, I know she will run to His…

No Regrets

We only get one shot at life. There are no do-overs. Get it right or live to regret it. When it comes to parenting, we need to get it right.  When it comes to our parents, we need to get it right. We are called to honor our mother and…

Super Hero

Every time the Super Bowl rolls around I am reminded of Super Bowl 2000. This classic match-up was between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. We were living in St. Louis at the time, so we were very much caught up in the excitement. My husband and I…