Change Brings Growth

on September 19, 2019

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” –John F. Kennedy Growth is a task God sets before us. Change is a fast-forward journey to the future. You might be going through a change right now. It could be a beginning… Read more

Significant Decisions Aren’t Always Easy

on August 13, 2019

It was a tough decision for my husband, Bill, and I to move from Alabama to Tennessee. We divided the funds from the sale of our house in Alabama. Bill invested in a winter home in Florida. I was overwhelmed by the move and decided to put my money in a short-term certificate of deposit…. Read more

Faith in Action

on July 1, 2019

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Vacations make some of the greatest memories. The anticipation of the trip could be one of the best parts. Before my husband and I left for Africa; I wrote a prayer in my travel journal and asked… Read more

God’s Presence Near and Far

on May 31, 2019

On our recent cruise, my husband and I heard a tragic announcement on the Viking Sun. Viking’s sister ship, the Viking Sky had tilted forty-five-degrees in choppy waters off Norway’s western coast that led to engine trouble. The rocky seas resulted in a mayday call and rescue helicopters removed passengers off the ship. As I… Read more

Our Connection with Earth

on April 26, 2019

Earth Day is a worldwide annual event, celebrated in April, to create awareness for the Earth’s environment. We are all one family living on this planet. God created the heaven and the earth. His children have been entrusted to take care of our world and share it responsibly with others for future generations. About seventy-one… Read more

A Long-Distance Friendship Fix

on February 19, 2019

On my recent visit to my hometown in Gulf Shores, Alabama, I reconnected with my friends. My friendships are valuable to me and moving away doesn’t have to mean you stop being friends; it means you have to figure out how to keep the connections alive. Distance can separate friends and love ones physically, but… Read more

Consider Your Ways

on January 27, 2019

Winter can be a long, chilly, bitter season for some people. I’m a beach girl, so I choose cold days to be a time of renewal. Refreshment of our body, soul, and spirit leads to revitalized living. A good explanation of how God designed can be found on It is through our body that… Read more

A New Pace for 2019

on January 5, 2019

The New Year is an optimal time to assess where we are in our lives and what we have done with the time given to us. Rick Warren said, “Time is our most precious gift because we only have a set amount of it.” In our super-fast- paced world, it’s a race to the finish…. Read more

Finding Peace in Days of Struggle

on December 21, 2018

Sometimes, holidays develop difficulties, but encountering peace makes this time of the year easier. Circumstances overwhelm us with extra debt, shopping, traffic, and for some loneliness. Peace helps to deal with those tough challenges and brings a greater sense of happiness. Do we ever stop longing for peace in our choices, relationships, and work? We… Read more

Words Can Change Actions

on December 1, 2018

A great story empowers and motivates change. Jeff Sutherland’s email, “Having a Happy Thanksgiving” had an incredible impact on me. After his first paragraph ending with “God has chosen not to give you the death you deserve,” I closed my computer and said forget it, this article wasn’t for me, plus I had family coming…. Read more