• Demonstrate Love

    This world does not need another protest- it needs a demonstration of love, and that is what I’m called to do.

  • This Road Home

    When I first started writing my blog, it was mostly for the purpose of providing a variety of perspectives on concepts that were being taught in Sunday School and Bible studies at the church where I was serving. Since I’m no longer serving in a ministry career, my blog has kind of transformed as life […]

  • Our History, Our Future

    When I was growing up, our family often visited Andersonville National Cemetery and Historic Site. It is a very somber place to visit, given the horrors that occurred there during the Civil War. So, while some kids were taking weekend trips to amusement parks, water parks, the beach, or wherever else y’all went, I was […]

  • I Messed Up

    I am an excellent painter. In fact, I’m such an excellent painter, that often I not only paint the walls, but in the process I also paint my clothes and shoes, the floors, the ladders, and the furniture. And my hair. A few years ago, I was painting one of the bedrooms, and sure enough, […]

  • Truth or Dare

    In my last blog, I shared with you about an autoimmune disease that I have battled for a little over twenty years, and how I struggle to keep a Christ-centered perspective. One of the things that I have been very thankful for is that the Lord has brought medical professionals across my path to help […]

  • Redefining “Re-Gifting”

    Every year that I taught a Phillips child at CBA in Shreveport, I got a wonderful jar of homemade mayhaw jelly! Oh, man, that was good stuff. I have never had a better tasting jelly. In Alabama, the Viravongs gave me crabmeat every year for my Christmas gumbo. What a lavish gift that was! Throughout […]

  • He Knows Me

    Do you ever have those days when you feel like with the right make-up you could totally be one of the zombies on The Walking Dead? You know, those days when your brain is obviously infected by something other than the intelligence virus? When you wonder when your “walking around” sense walked off and left […]

  • We Are Social Media

    For the past several days, I ‘ve been reading and watching the posts on social media about the terrible, heart-wrenching things that have been happening in our world. I’ve seen the red, white and blue photos, I’ve seen the “we’re not going to stand for this” posts, the frightening articles about how our destruction as […]

  • It’s Time to Toss Those Big Girl Panties

    I’ve said it, and had it said to me. I’ve seen it embroidered on pillows, screen-printed on t-shirts, and painted on wine glasses: ”Just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.” And we know exactly what those “big girl panties” (BGP’s) are all about, don’t we. It’s about dealing with the issues […]

  • To the Grave

    My blog this week is rather substantial and is on the topic of the Jonestown Massacre that occurred in 1978. Though I have vivid memories of the event as a young adolescent, this is the first time I’ve revisited it as an adult, and boy, did it open my eyes. Feel free to comment with your thoughts and with your memories.