New Learning from a Familiar Psalm–Part 1

Psalm 23:1-3 When you hear the 23rd Psalm, what immediately comes to your mind? For me, funerals. So much so that there have been times I did not find comfort from this very familiar Psalm. Instead of leaning into the comfort it offers, I'd find myself leaning away to try to avoid the thoughts and … Continue reading New Learning from a Familiar Psalm–Part 1

Swing Wide the Gates…

Some of you may not know that I grew up steeped in Southern Gospel music. Daddy led the music and Mama played the piano at Beech Grove Baptist Church many years of my childhood. He played the guitar and sang all the time. From early in life, he had Becky and me singing right along … Continue reading Swing Wide the Gates…

When I Don’t Know What to Say…

I really hadn't planned to take such a long break from writing regularly when I started this move to reduce my digital consumption. My initial thoughts were to give myself a week or two to kind of digitally detox. What I've found is that I slip far too quickly back into old habits. In order … Continue reading When I Don’t Know What to Say…

Celebration Laced with Sadness

Yesterday, my amazing daughter graduated with her Masters Degree in School Guidance Counseling from a Christian university in our state. It was an exciting day! She's worked hard to get to this point in her life. She has found her calling and is excited for how she will be able to serve students and families … Continue reading Celebration Laced with Sadness

Short Term Pleasure or Long Term Peace

I don't know about you, but my emotions can get the best of me! I often let sadness or anger or even happiness send me to choices that don't really line up with my goals. Or...I wallow in the mud of trials that come my way. There are lots of sayings and writing about sacrificing … Continue reading Short Term Pleasure or Long Term Peace