As I was driving from the funeral service this morning to the graveside, the song “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone” played on the car radio. How totally appropriate the words of this song were for the moment. A sweet friend left a few days ago to be with Jesus and now his chains of … More Tell Them You Love Them
When I was younger, my mom told me that as we get older we lose more and more of our friends. Of course that makes perfect sense if you do the numbers. But I was too young to grasp exactly how loaded that statement was and how much it would impact my life. I just … More And Another One Is Added To The Roster
Maybe it’s this soupy hot weather. Maybe it’s knowing of recent losses that remind me so much of my own. Maybe it’s the not sleeping well for these past few weeks. Or maybe it’s just the cycle of grief. All I know is that right now I am struggling with my emotions. I have hit a bump … More A Bump In The Road
Almost every morning, without fail, I take my Bible and my devotional books and head to one of my morning spots. You see, it is a habit I developed quite a while back. My legalistic upbringing causes me to feel guilty if I skip this time even though I know without a doubt God’s love … More How Do You Keep Your Focus?