Category Archives: Encouragement

Don’t Squash Your Own Dreams

It's time to dream again.

The Bucket List Movie Rob Reiner’s “The Bucket List” has inspired folks to make a list of things they want to do before they die. I’m constantly having people tell me about their “Bucket List” or an item they have recently scratched off their list. The movie inspired them to dream.   A minister’s question […]

What are the best two words to describe Him? Indescribably Wonderful!

While the contest took place a long time ago, 1970 to be exact, the winning results are still with us. Two winning words that answer the question, “What are the best two words a company can use to sell candy? A wise man named Leon Weiss (I wish my first name was Weiss, then I […]

Got the Armadillo Syndrome? Offense Will do it to you!

Got the armadillo syndrome

  I must have sounded like a crazy woman. And if my neighbors had rubbed the sleep from their eyes and peered out the window, I’m sure they would be convinced their neighbor was a crazy woman. There I stood towering over  the flowerbed with a bucket in one hand and a stick in the […]

God’s Billboard- My Reminder- He’s Still Faithful

Your mercies are new every morning! Great is thy faithfulness.

The calliope of colors was mesmerizing. The unseasonably cool morning was a great companion as I sipped coffee and watched the sunrise. Curled comfortably on the porch enamored with God’s billboard and the soothing sound of a gentle breeze blowing through the leaves. Soft, little creatures climbed from their hiding places and began their morning […]

So That Times of Refreshing May Come From the Presence of the Lord

Porch swing

It gets hot in the South in the summertime-real hot! And when you don’t have air conditioning it gives new meaning to hot. We didn’t have air conditioning, but we had a huge and I mean huge, loud, and I mean really loud, window fan. Even with our huge, loud fan, it was cooler on […]

Learn to Dance in the Rain

Learn to Dance in the Rain

Someone really smart said “Life is not about waiting for storms to pass..it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”   I have so many precious “IT HAPPENED IN The Rain” memories. It was storming the first time an “I love you” escaped my lips to touch Wayne’s ears. After running through the drenching, cold […]

That’s Why They Call It A Dead End- Turn Around

That's why they call it a "Dead End".

When you realize you’ve made a wrong turn, then turn around and get back on the right road. Easy enough, even for directionally challenged people like me! Simple enough…right? But why don’t we have the same inclination in life when we reach a dead end? When something doesn’t work out right, “Why do we scream […]