Happy Mother’s Day to me!

*Thanks to my friend Betty Gail Jones for sharing today's post. Happy Mother's Day, BG!* This is part of a note from my youngest daughter left in my Mother’s Day gift, a book, two years ago. She and her family were wrapping up plans for a move overseas at the time. It had been several... Continue Reading →

Mothers and more mothers

*Thanks to my pastor, Paul Seay, for serving as today's guest contributor.* “For women, though, without children of their own, who like mothers have nurtured and cared for us, we pray to the Lord…”—Book of Blessings, USA., United Methodist Book of Worship, page 438 My own mother, Clora Lee Walker Seay, went home to heaven... Continue Reading →

Day 21–Count it all joy

*Thank you, Alison Valderrama, for writing such an inspiring piece about an amazing woman. And for being a constant source of encouragement for me as well!* Sometimes we get a wake up call in life that shocks us to the core and leaves us wondering how to put it in the box of faith. For... Continue Reading →

Day 10–Dearly loved

*Big thank you to my friend Kelly Booy for agreeing to contribute to the "28 days of love" project!* I have had a consistent prayer for contentment these last couple of years!  My awareness of this need came one summer day in 2009 while on a walk in the Dutch farmlands.  A quiet, picturesque moment... Continue Reading →

Day 7–Amazing grace (and love)

*Thank you, Pastor Paul Seay, for serving as today's guest writer. Paul is my very own pastor and also a pretty fun guy. Check out our church if you're in the area.* “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.... I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but... Continue Reading →

Day 4–Spirits of love

*Special thank you to my friend and singer/songwriter/musician Oona Love for serving as today's guest writer for day 4 of the "28 days of love project."* Gratitude- Noun The quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.   That seems simple enough. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Martin Luther... Continue Reading →

Transcending my reality

*Special thanks to Gloria Bolton, a former student of mine, who has grown into an even more beautiful and enlightened person over the years, for serving as today's guest contributor.*Transcending my Reality: How I Found Christ   “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.... Continue Reading →

Who’s who

Knowing who's who makes a big difference--specifically, knowing Who is God and who is not. I memorized Psalm 100, a psalm for giving thanks, in first grade in order to earn a special ribbon-like bookmark in Sunday School class. This bookmark was the first in a collection of hundreds. Each time I look at the... Continue Reading →

Top 12 things I’m grateful for in 2012

Recently I wrote a blog post for my personal blog, My 2012 gift list, and listed the most significant gifts I received in 2012. I didn't list tangible objects or even relationships on the list--I limited my gift list to the intangible yet priceless blessings I received in the form of lessons, inspirations, and virtues.... Continue Reading →

Counting on Counting Bob

*Thank you, Teresa Burns Murphy, for stepping in as today's guest contributor. Check out Teresa's website for information on her novel.* My dad has a reputation for being good with numbers.  This is one of the reasons he has been the official attendance taker at church and Sunday school for many years.  He also has... Continue Reading →

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