Appreciate What You Have

What a great perspective for us to embrace this year, especially during this week of Thanksgiving. I sometimes take things for granted, do you? Acknowledging what I have, however, helps me look above difficult circumstances, disappointments, and fears, and focus on God rather than myself. Being thankful, restores my hope...

Our Window of Time is Now

I sat with my legs dangling over the marble ledge at the front of the Lincoln Memorial in the National Mall.  Three friends and I melded with more than 55,000 people to march in Washington D.C. on September 26, as participants of the Prayer March 2020 organized and led by...

Light in the Darkness

  In these last months we have seen so much darkness. Feelings of hopelessness have overwhelmed many people in this country and around the world. How does God want us to respond? His Word makes it clear that He wants us to shine His light in this dark place....

Fear or Faith?

I invited my friend, Shirley Mewhinney, to share her recent experiences during the unexpected crisis that has rocked our world. There isn't a better message for our world today than Gail's blog title, Live Above Fear! In our private times, and even in public, most of us are experiencing moments of...

Memory of Love

You’re my favorite granddaughter! My grandmother—affectionately called Grandmartie—showered me with love and filled empty spaces in my young life and into adulthood. She had that way about her. My mother and father worked full time, which gobbled up much of their time.  Fortunately, Grandmartie lived close by. I loved...

Learn, Live, Hope

What has happened in your life so far this year? Have you started pursuing one of your resolutions? Maybe you’ve taken a risk and tried something new. Perhaps you’re at a standstill, overwhelmed by your long list. Or you’ve check off one major thing and you’re smiling right now....

LIVE ABOVE FEAR

My blog is a safe place to think, feel, and be honest about loss and life, fear and freedom. I'm looking forward to sharing our struggles and sorrows with one another, as well as the victories God gives us on our new path to freedom. Fear often grips me,...

Where is Alan?

Ever since my divine encounter with Alan at the beach several months ago, I’d wondered what had happened in his life since our conversation. (The full story of Alan . . . Man at the Sea) In June, my nephew Casey, great niece Piper and I enjoyed an overnight...

Man at the Sea

He sat in stillness, as if mesmerized by the crashing waves in front of him. “Mind if I take your picture?” I ventured. After his consent for a photo shoot, I asked him the standard beach-side question, “Where’re you from?” “I live here and usually come once a day....