This is My Story

In church this morning we were singing the hymn, "Blessed Assurance."  I've sung it countless times before, but this morning, standing there trying to focus on the Lord and not my current struggle, the chorus hit me in a way it hadn't before. "This is my story, this is my song Praising my Savior all... Continue Reading →

Never Left Or Forsaken

My church is starting out the year studying the Psalms.  I love the Psalms.  No matter what you are going through, you can find a psalm or two that fits the mood exactly. Praying through an appropriate Psalm has calmed and encouraged me countless times. One of the things that really appeals to me about... Continue Reading →

All Things. Even This

I last wrote from the kitchen floor.  I have since gotten up from it. I spent a lot of wee-hour time in prayer that night.  I'd like to think that I'm actually that much of a super-Christian, but in reality the dogs needed to go out at 3 a.m. and I couldn't get back to... Continue Reading →

Submission With A Brain

There was a sitcom in the 70s, a spinoff of "Barney Miller," in which Abe Vigoda played a crusty detective who became a foster parent to five street kids. It was called "Fish." I loved the show (I'm aware I just totally dated myself), but one brief scene has stuck in my memory and still... Continue Reading →

Desperate Measures – Yet Heaven Is Near

So I've mentioned my husband has some social problems.  He's a really great guy, lest this blog start to look like a husband-bashing arena.  That's not my intent here.  So let me get that recorded up front.  A solid, loyal, kind, wouldn't-hurt-a-fly kind of guy. Just, you know, completely unselfaware at times. Some days are... Continue Reading →

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