Fences

Fences

Long ago and far away this might have happened to you.  If not, you can always just stop and pray for me. 🙂 Offended. What?  Me?  Not since yesterday, right!! The word itself even ticks me off as I tick off the statements or actions throughout my life that have sent me spiraling into an … Continue reading

That Famous After Christmas Question

That Famous After Christmas Question

Before this season ends and the new year begins, I have a little story to tell you… When I was a little girl in elementary school, I vividly remember the question that seemed to come up after every Christmas break …”What did you get for Christmas?”  I hated dreaded that question.  One teacher went so far … Continue reading

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

According to Thesaurus.com , “merry” stirs up warm-hot-chocolaty-feelings like  “cheerful, jolly, fun-loving, hilarious” while her bothersome nemesis throws in words like  “depressed, gloomy, sad,” and my  personal favorite,  “unfunny”. 🙂 While most of the world is shouting “Merry Christmas to all,” I often think about  those who are having the not-so-merry-feelings who are hearing a … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer

As we come to the end of another Thanksgiving Day … May we count our blessings, naming them one by one…Papas and Nanas, Aunts and Uncles, Mamas and Daddies, children and grandchildren, cousins and second cousins, friends and family, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy,  pumpkin pie and real whipped cream, coffee and hot … Continue reading

A Change of Heart at the Veterans Memorial

A Change of Heart at the Veterans Memorial

It was the day after my birthday and I found myself starting the day off angry! Angry and frustrated!  Disappointments in life had left me dissing the very atmosphere surrounding me! My attitude was creating a toxic environment that only those wearing a hazmat suit could survive in. Why does someone I love so dearly … Continue reading

Some Thoughts on Election 2016

Some Thoughts on Election 2016

Election 2016 has left me somewhat speechless.   The back and forth and arguing and nasty comments weary my soul; however, I live in America and what happens here obviously matters to me. What has troubled me even more are the weird lines followers of Jesus have created to rationalize one candidate over the other. … Continue reading

Listening in the Middle of the Storm

Listening in the Middle of the Storm

  You might be interested to know  …what I write here is really speaking truth to myself as much anybody else!  As the Holy Spirit speaks into my own questions, doubts, weaknesses, confusion, and disappointments–I often write it out in my journal so I can get it …soak it in …believe it …trust Jesus through it … Continue reading

Hope for the Broken

Hope for the Broken

I’ve come to realize I don’t really like broken things.  I have a strong urge to fix them …immediately!    If something was made to work a certain way, then work a certain way it should.  Anything less is …well, irritating.  Somewhere in the idealistic-perfect-wanna-be-world of my mind, things are made to continue doing what they … Continue reading

A Mama’s Blessing   (Guest Post by Mary Jane Cohee Waters)

A Mama’s Blessing (Guest Post by Mary Jane Cohee Waters)

For some time I’ve been telling Mary Jane, a.k.a. my sister-in-law-but-more-like-a-sister, that she should publish a book entitled “Preachin’ to the Choir”.  You see, she’s married to my pastor-brother, Paul, and being the incredibly gifted musician that she is, she directs the choir at their church, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Almost … Continue reading