Yes, We Can

There is very little we can actually control. I think we all feel the truth of that these days; as we watch yet another catastrophe unfold; as we hear of loved ones gone far too soon; as those leading our nation seem to be, at best, asleep at the wheel. And people are so stinking…

Thinking Long-Term

When we make decisions out of fear, sometimes we neglect to take long-term repercussions into consideration. The choices we make in an effort to avoid pain or distress or hardship today may provide short-term relief, but what if these decisions cause greater pain and hardship down the line? I think of women who stay with…

What to do in 2022

I am cautiously optimistic. I say “cautiously” because if there’s anything these past two years have taught us so far, “expect the unexpected” is at the top of the list. Is the latest, milder Greek letter a trend in the right direction to end this thing once and for all? Some experts seem to think…

It’s a Wonderful Life (or it can be!)

I just watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the first time last night. I know, I know. I think the opening scene with blinking stars talking to each other put me off enough to change the channel in the past, but they were talking about how…wonderful…it was on my favorite podcast so I decided to…

Whaddya Know

When people are going against popular opinion at great risk to their personal reputation, livelihood, and even safety, you have to wonder why. If there is no reward other than a conscience compelled by truth, maybe it’s time to start listening. Such was the case with the first followers of Jesus. If Jesus did not…

Queen Angetifah

One of my friends used to call me a 40 year old black woman (I was 25) because I wore big hoop earrings and drove around in my Mitsubishi Galant grooving to Al Green and Johnny Taylor and Curtis Mayfield (sorry, just reminiscing here). I loved the music. I still do but I mostly listen…

My God Story

Guys. I have NEVER had it all together. Not before I was a Christian, and not since becoming one. I fall short every day. But if God can take the mess I was, the girl who thought she had zero value, then he can do the same for you. The amazing thing is, he longs…

Choosing Wisely

Today is waiting. I have so many choices ahead of me. Many of them have no right or wrong, and few have life-changing consequences. Still, however my day turns out depends on me. I could have picked up a shift at work this morning, but then I wouldn’t be sitting under a warm fuzzy blanket…

Get a Corn Dog. Or don’t. Up to you.

Life would be exponentially easier if someone would just hand us a map. We should have a full color guide to our adventure, similar to the ones they hand out at the entrance to Busch Gardens. We could pick out the best places to go, avoid the ones that make us throw up, and plan…

Tempted in Toronto

Bad Decisions. This could have been the name of the Lifetime Movie about my teens and early twenties. I was not a wise girl. Ten years later,  the bad choices are fewer and farther between and I am grateful. However,  they still happen, and now that I have wisdom,  experience,  and Jesus, they feel a…