• Today is the 8th anniversary of the day I survived a life-changing car accident.  I would much rather forget this day ever happened.  In fact, thanks to a phenomenon known as trauma amnesia, I have no conscious recollection of most of this entire day. It’s weird, I know! But God said to remember the things that He has brought […]

  • Well Done, My Faithful Friend

    Early on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, Fiona Fred drifted off to sleep at Smith Animal Hospital in Perry, Georgia, ending a brief, and very brave battle with an unspecified cancer. He was a trooper until the very end, and fought very hard. Fiona was an amazing cat. He chose his friends wisely, and, once you […]

  • Methuselah

    The following is an excerpt from my book, Journey of Hope, Readings for Advent. Somewhere in the Inyo National Forest in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is a tree that is considered the oldest living thing on earth. The tree is a bristlecone pine, named Methuselah, and has been aged at nearly 5,000 years old. […]

  • Remembering Daddy

         I have no idea why I was on that particular road. I can’t remember where I had been, but I was on my way home, driving my 1980-something Chevrolet Chevette. It was a really cute car. A light blue that shimmered like cellophane wrapping paper. But a cute car is no longer cute when it […]

  • Remember

    Recently I have found myself in a season of remembering- meandering down what people used to refer to as Memory Lane. Do we still use that term? Regardless, that’s where I’ve been. It’s been a time of remembering things like what my elementary school smelled like, and my grandmother’s kitchen. Remembering the feel of that […]

  • Not Fit to Eat

    Ever had one of those items that’s so far back on your to-do list that it’s more like an item on your wish list? This book was like that for me. I have wanted to put this book together for over ten years, but never quite knew how to begin. Finally, I’m happy to announce […]

  • Everlasting Arms

    A couple of days ago, I was reading Charles Spurgeon’s Morning by Morning devotional. He wrote this: “We need winds and tempests to exercise our faith, to tear off the rotten bough of self-dependence, and to root us more firmly in Christ. The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.” (Spurgeon, p. […]

  • Glorious

    It’s Easter morning and I awoke with the assurance that He is risen- He is risen, indeed! My redemption has been secured, and death has been defeated for all eternity.   My life’s hope is firmly established in the truth of Jesus’ resurrection. It amazes me every time I think of it. Not the resurrection- no, […]

  • Just Wait and See

    Saturday, the Sabbath, the day after Calvary. They rested according to the commandment. Jesus had been crucified. His body was in a borrowed tomb, placed there with love and tenderness by a man who had begged Pilate for the honor of tending the body. I can picture this man, Joseph of Arimathea, taking the limp, […]

  • Enough

    How could it be enough? The broken body and blood poured out- from just One Man? Enough for my lifetime of sins? Enough for yours? Enough for all mankind for all of time? All of the evils we’ve seen in this world?  How Could It Be Enough? But then I remember the little boy’s lunch- How Jesus blessed the bread, then broke […]