When It Is Hard To Pray

Do you want to pray or meditate, but find it hard to actually do it? I have heard so many reasons, and have used a few of them myself: It is hard to find the time. It is never quiet enough. I start, but then do not know what to say. It doesn't feel like God or the Universe is interested. My concerns are too small. My concerns are too large. Nothing can help. It is difficult to feel separated from a source that can help or comfort us. ...more

Praying can be difficult for many people because when we pray the enemy likes to distract us ...more

Debunking Email Forwards

They first appeared around 1997, when my email was xena@earthlink.net, and they've become more creatively outrageous every year. You get them too -- the carelessly forwarded email from your mom's friend, your arch-conservative brother-in-law or your late bloomer friend who checks her email bi-monthly: The Misinformed Email. These are the mindless forwards that beget Snopes and Hoax Slayer and I'm here to warn you, I absolutely live to debunk them. ...more
I was so happy to read this, I started researching the crazy things people re-post or forward a ...more

Cuz I Gotta Have Faith

Have you ever lost some...more

Does God Decide When We Die?

From EmpowHER.com Reading the Sunday newspapers is a great way to round out the past week and see what may be coming in the week ahead.  A recent Sunday New York Times had an article about health that offered an underlying question about the relationship between health and faith. The story was about an area in East Texas that has changed its moniker from the Bible Belt to the Stroke Belt – at least by health care providers. Anderson County in East Texas is known for its friendly people and old Southern cooking....more

Deeper Still | Weekend Recap

Recently a friend and I had the privilege to attend a Deeper Still LifeWay sponsored womens conference.  I've had the opportunity to attend several and they have yet to let me down.  Each conference provides something new and fresh and honestly gives me exactly what I'm needing at the time.  It's such a nice weekend getaway. Here is a recap of what Deeper Still had to offer....more

Keeping Up With My Soaps

Keeping Up With My Soaps ...more

The Hardest Thing I hope I ever write- part 2 of 3

Day 2 of a temporary break in my self depricating humor and blaming the worlds woes on celebrities and gravity. Today I am going to let you in to one of the most personal issues of my life. It’s a long post and probably not funny to anyone. I don’t apologize. If you haven't read part 1, you probably should do that first. OK so remember in Part 1 where I said this entire post /  thread would probably be controversial?  We are officially entering that part. This is where I try to explain a lot in a short post, I will fail.  ...more

Charting A New Path

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I realize just what a powerful statement that is now.  I will no longer be dragged down by the past or allow myself to wallow in its misery.  It is time for me to spread my wings and fly.  And I'm making my own path.  I'm going my own way.  The way I was destined to go.  I will look to those who inspire me and encourage me as guides to point me in the right direction and warn me of possible pitfalls.  But I will go alone.  From this day on, I will start and end each day with meaningful purpose....more

AZ Governer Brewer Confuses Religion and Politics in State of State

AZ Gov Brewer's speech that took the place this afternoon of the scheduled State of the State addess originally scheduled for today, can be read in full on the East Valley Tribune. One line in her remarks illustrates one of the problems in Arizona that actually pervades much of our nation.   "With our faith and our courage tightly in place, we will step forward from this Chamber, dedicated to the Lord's work -- continuing our service to the public."...more

Losing My Religion

I used to believe that Catholicism was the one true religion.  No ifs, ands or buts.  I used to practice a faith that was ingrained within four secular walls and detailed, literally, by the Book.  I thought everyone else was wrong, that I was right, and that there was no room in Heaven for those whose thinking didn’t sync with mine....more

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a ...more