It's a Wonderful Life
Do you know the movie? George Bailey and his story of self-sacrifice and dutiful service to anyone and everyone that needed something from him? George got caught up in the hum... Read more
The Greatest Gift (4th Sunday of Advent)
“For God so loved the world, he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him should not die, but have eternal life. God did not send his son into the world to cond... Read more
Going home for the holidays...
When I was a little girl, there were many Christmases when my family would travel to the small towns in northeast Mississippi where both of my parents grew up.
This s... Read more
Looking for kindness today...
I read an Advent devotional yesterday that told a story of kindness...
It might be an old idea, a worn out concept, but I felt we should look for an act of kindness that w... Read more
From deathbed vigil to 10k...my 4 month Sparkversary
I realized tonight that today is my 4 month Sparkversary...it's hard to believe that the day I finally decided to sign up and really commit to SparkPeople and the journey to a healthier life, I also received a phone call from the hospice nurse t... Read more
Lost in a blizzard with no rope...
I noticed in the daily readings a couple of references to the fact that when we die, we can't take our belongings with us, and the message resonated. In the past few days, and... Read more
The Snowman and the salad...
I ate a snowman today...and since I live in Dallas, where the temperature is hovering around 70 degrees, you can probably surmise that this snowman wasn't made of...well, snow... Read more
What's up with the free peanuts??
Today's blog will be slightly on the edge, so I'll start with a funny story...I was on a flight from Dallas to Dayton yesterday, and about half-way into the trip, the alarm on... Read more
Falling into joy...
I've been thinking about happiness lately...where it comes from...how do we get more of it...and what is the relationship between happiness and joy??
Growing up in the ch... Read more
Third Sunday Advent: He knows that we are but dust...
As I read the scripture passages for today's daily office, it occured to me that I should say as little as possible, and use the space to highlight this incredible Psalm...I h... Read more
Crawl into a box, and wrap yourself up as a gift to others...
What if we could wrap a box of love, and put it under the Christmas tree? What would it look like? Would it rattle if you shook it? Would it be heavy or light?
I am woefu... Read more
A God who Intervenes
Elizabeth Edwards passed away this week, after a long battle with cancer. I watched a newsclip yesterday...a montage of interviews with her, taken over the past year or two. I... Read more
Wednesday after 2nd Sunday Advent: Drawing Pictures in the Dirt...
This might be a hard saying today, and where to begin...?
The Old Testament reading is from Isaiah 6, and is a quite well-known passage to those of us who have grown up i... Read more
When Christmas and grief collide...
As I read the scriptures for today, I found there wasn't anything that spoke to me...at least not in a way that would allow me to write a blog...I went to sleep in hopes that ... Read more