When Leaders Fall

Rarely do I write about politics or news events, but this week, my heart is burdened over the recent investigation into the life of a well-known Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias. For decades, he has been a defender of the faith, a person other pastors and teachers looked to and emulated. He helped spread the gospel […]

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Hug Them Twice

What a tragic loss our community has suffered this weekend. My heart is heavy, and it aches for all involved and connected. Every time we lose a younger person I wonder why. Why now? Why these circumstances?      Why so young? I don’t know the answer to any of these whys. As I have read […]

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Losing Our Hair

“Did we catch him last night?” “Nope, but the little guy has to have a bald backside by now,” David picked up the glue trap and showed me the tiny butt-print. “This is night number two of him leaving this much hair and somehow escaping the glue trap.” After the last rat fiasco, we thought […]

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Walking Wounded

“Mama, what does lame mean? Dada said the rocky horse went lame.” “When a real horse or animal is lame, it means that animal cannot walk anymore; something is wrong with their legs.” Daniel thought for a minute. “But the rocky horse doesn’t have legs. How did it go lame?” I snickered, “Dada was making […]

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Not My Vineyard

King Ahab and his Queen, Jezebel, were infamous for so many terrible actions. This week, I was reminded of one of those. It was when Ahab looked out of his palace and noticed Naboth’s vineyard and wanted it for himself. Naboth, choosing to keep his father’s vineyard, refused the king’s request, even though the king […]

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Redneck Engineering

Sometimes it seems that Jeff Foxworthy should look into my life to get some new material. I mean, seriously, if you have to jiggle the handle after every time you flush, you might be a redneck. If you have a ratchet strap around your freezer to keep the door shut because your porch has too […]

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The End of the Old

In order for something to begin, there must be an end. The end of a year. The end of a job. The end of an illness. And while the new is waiting just over the horizon, the old has a way of leaving its mark. Routines. Emotions. Familiarity. The new is exciting and the anticipation […]

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The Capture of Ratzilla

“Set all four traps. I’m tired of hearing that stupid thing in my walls and under the floor all night. Let’s kill him.” And so, my husband set the traps behind the dishwasher in hopes of catching the elusive wall critter. An hour later, two of the traps tripped and David came running into the […]

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Lessons Learned in 2020

Hard stuff comes when we aren’t ready for it, but that hard stuff doesn’t have to define or derail us. Family, and friends who are like family, show up when we need them-even before we realize that we need them. There is no room for pride in relationships; when we need help, we must learn […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2020 Style

‘Twas the night before Christmas, the year, Twenty Twenty, Santa’s at home with T.P. a plenty. For he had been saving roll upon roll, hiding from Corona, at the North Pole. But now it was time, to fly ‘round the world, bringing presents and cheer to good boys and good girls. He and the elves, […]

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