Dear God

Dear God,I am getting married in a less month! (Of course, You already knew that). In the midst of all that is going on, I wanted to take the time to thank You.  I know I don’t have to write You, but I best organize my thoughts when I write them down, and I don’t want to leave anything out.You have been such a Faithful presence in my life, even when I was angry with You. You never left. When I felt the lack of Your presence, it was my fault. I turned away....more

Can you Swallow a Pocket knife?

My Uncle Bill could do the most amazing trick. All of us kids could be mesmerized for hours. He would sit in an old wooden folding chair while my cousins and I would gather at his feet.  Y'all, he could swallow his pocket knife!I can't make this stuff up...  He would sit in his chair and in a grand, dramatic way he would choke down his pocket knife.  Us kids, would just stare at him, thinking he would just die, but instead he would cough, and hack, and up would come the pocket knife....more

I Am Always Right- Except for That One Time I Got It ALL Wrong

Every child has known God,Not the God of names,Not the God of don’ts,Not the God who ever does Anything weird,But the God who knows only 4 words.And keeps repeating them, saying:“Come Dance with Me , come dance.”– Hafiz...more

God Uses Fortune Cookies

    Sometimes I think we put God in a box.  We have an expectation of who he is, how he works, what he does or does not do.   Our past, our lives, our parents, churches, philosiphies, denominations, convictions, experiences, everything comes together to create the image of God we have.  Sometimes though, I think God likes to surprise us.  He likes to catch us off guard.  It makes sense,  when Jesus came he completely turned upside down everything that everyone thought was "religion."   He taught things that were contrary to many re...more

Stand still and know...

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)."Sitting is the new smoking."...more

Miracles & a GOOD God!

Today I saw a woman who had a torn meniscus & couldn’t bend her knees, get up on stage and kneel down. Yep, you read that right. Wanna know what the best thing is? That isn’t even the half of it. I saw a woman who dances through her pain from severe arthritis worshiping God, get healed. I saw a woman whose body was so weak from having Parkinson’s disease for 5 years walk up on stage without her cane which she has used everyday coming to school. Today, she walked laps around the auditorium, jumped up during worship & testified of a good God! ...more

Playing the Blame Game Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” Genesis 3:12 NKJV...more

Heartbroken Holidays

I should be in bed by ten.  I should be at the gym.  I should be more optimistic, use more restraint, and quit drinking full-calorie beer.  I have got to cut out the word “I” and perhaps not sit on the floor crying when my three-year-old tells me I’m the worst person ever while sitting in time-out attempting to slam the door closed with his feet. When I walk out of church because my two kids can’t keep their seats and I glance over to see my daughter humming whilst making a stack of hymnals......more
I try to get outside as much as possible when I am low, because you're right -- there is such ...more

People with Kids

An Ode to parents everywhere...You are not alone.People with kids are tired.People with kids have broken furniture.We have to go to places like Monkey Joes, and Chucky Cheese.People with kids have 'refrigirator art'....more

It was twenty years ago today….

with apologies to the Beatles…. I had my first cancer diagnosis 20 years ago today. I thank God, Charles Dunton, M.D.,currently of Lankenau Hospital, and his protocolfor starters: they got me through it-the chemo, radiation, radiation implant,andsurgeries.The nursing staff of the oncology floor of Jefferson Hospital were alsoawesome.Top it off with a supportive family, and I am still here today. Thanks, God. ...more