Are These Thoughts Really My Own?

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 9.31.14 PMIn the short time it took me to turn off my alarm clock and stumble to my coffee pot, I had questioned what was I really accomplishing in my life, whether today would be useless or not, and if my dreams would ever come true. Read more

Shout Out To Ananias!

Man Eye Covered Blind Forbidden Lost ConceptShout out to Ananias. Ana who? Ananias’s story can be found in the first half of chapter nine in the book of Acts. The chapter starts out telling us about Saul’s (later to be renamed Paul) hatred of Christians. Saul was a highly educated Pharisee. He had been schooled in every detail of the Jewish law and felt that the Jesus’s believers needed to be violently stopped from spreading their news of a risen Savior. Read more

But God, I Don’t Have What It Takes

surprised womanIs God asking you to do something or calling you to step into a position that you and those around you know that you can’t do? At first we are surprised and taken off guard. “He’s picking me?” we question. Like a kid at recess being chosen for the kickball team, upon hearing your name you glance to the left and to the right. You know the odds are against you even making contact with the ball much less running to first. Read more

My Knees are Hitting

Reese Blog“Mimi, you got anything in the garage that we can ride on?”

“Like toys? No, not really. Well, the double stroller I used to take you on walks with. Remember we used to go around the block in it?” Read more

One, Two, Three, SLIDE!

paid gameOne, two, three . . . SLIDE! Ever play that board game where your game piece is advanced more quickly because you hit a space on the board that propels you forward? Oh sure, the black dots on the dice you rolled declare the number four, but when you move your piece and count out the next four spaces, that fourth space has a special symbol that denotes the slide rule Read more

The Power of Preparation

paid meal prepThere is something about the emotion I feel when I attend a “froufrou” event. Froufrou is an adjective describing something “very heavily decorated and fancy.” I’m sure you’ve attended a women’s event or bridal shower of this sort. You know, the kind where every “t” has been crossed and every “i” dotted. From gorgeous stemware to layers of linens on the tables down to the background music and the elaborately prepared meal, no sense has been overlooked. Immense preparation and forethought goes into the planning of such an extravaganza. Read more

Can We Fast-Forward this Part?

Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 9.41.56 PMAs a writer, one of my favorite pastimes is watching a great drama. Storylines and character development not only entertain but fascinate me at the same time. You can find my husband refilling his soul on a motorcycle or a morning duck hunt, but my sport is movie watching. Give me a remote control and a two-hour drama, and I’m one happy couch potato. Read more

How Are Your Roots?

rootsIs it just me, or are any of my middle-aged readers constantly having to get their roots dyed? Seriously, if more than four weeks go by, I have a white stripe down the center of my dark head and can be easily mistaken for Cruella de Vil or a frisky skunk. Read more

Was Your Father’s Day What You Expected?

chewing gumCountless hours of my childhood were spent running around the park of Disney World. My dad started working there the day they opened and was still getting free tickets thirty years later. Most of the tourists’ children spent their once-in-a-lifetime trip making sure they had conquered Space Mountain and enjoyed the classic rides like Dumbo, but for those of us who were employees’ kids, we got to know all the ins and outs of some stores that often got overlooked by visitors on a mission. Read more

Simple Steps

Concept conceptual 3D male businessman on stair or steps over suPicture Jesus preaching to a crowd. Luke 9:12-17 tells us that a multitude of people had followed Jesus out to a remote place where He taught them about the kingdom of God and healed those who needed healing. Late in the afternoon, His disciples urged Him to send the people away so that they could get something to eat. Jesus responds to them, “You give them something to eat.” Read more