We Are ONE

 There are more and more stories emerging of people who experience a taste of heaven and come back to earth with a new sense of the mercy and unconditional love of God as well as a desire to serve others on earth with that same mercy and love...more

Unity, Inspiration and Gymnastics

This is my first exclusively "Blog-her" post.  As I was watching the Olympic Opening Cermemony Last night I had the urge to write about it.  But my personal blog is more focused on mental health and while I do veer from time to time to write about my general musings as a follower of Jesus, I want to keep it (somewhat) focused on Christianity as it pertains to mental health.  So, I'll give this a shot.  Thanks for reading.  :-)...more

Grab a Box, Folks, We're On the Move.

This weekend at church, a visiting bishop from Kigezi, Uganda, Bishop George Katwesigye, spoke to us about being prepared to move.  “When God moves,” he said, “you too must be prepared to move.“...more
Yes, I agree.  "The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast ...more

Bin Laden's Dead. Now What?

I will start by saying that I was ashamed to see several of my fellow Americans posting racial slurs regarding the death of Mr. bin Laden.  Things along the lines of, "Are they sure they have the right guy?  They all look the same over there!"  Seriously?!  Where is your tact, your respect, your education?  The man was not the poster child for Arabs.  He just happened to be one of them.  That gives you no right to say what you have said.  Completely uncalled for....more

Amazing Things Can Happen!

We were surprised this past week to hear the familiar chirping of a Titmouse on the patio. After all, it has been very wintery with blustery rains and bitterly cold temperatures. Could this be one of a pair that has inhabited the same birdhouse in CiCi’s Garden for the past five years? ...more

The River’s End

The week before Christmas and I’ve been sick. The past two days have been a complete wash. My husband brought me chicken soup yesterday, and my sweet little cat has provided a warm log of comfort as I’ve drifted in and out of sleep, never getting completely through any one of the Hallmark marathon of Christmas movies. But I count myself as hugely blessed because I am alive and will join my family shortly for all the festivities of the season. Not so for another woman who has haunted my thoughts over the past six days....more

Coyote Nightmares

A coyote is raised up with one paw on my arm, snapping at CiCi who I hold tightly to my chest, dodging as best I can to avoid her being bitten or taken. I wake up with my heart pounding and nearly knock CiCi from her place on the bed next to me as I lunge into an upright position....more

The Law of the Wild

Just-in-time reality rescues my heart again –for Thanksgiving! A dear friend sent me an email this past week with the following story. The Law of the Wild says kill only when you are hungry! Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw:...more

Random Acts of Culture ~ Giving it a second try

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Blue Hour Civility

I looked in my purse, checked the pockets of my jacket, and rummaged all around on the floorboard in my car and still couldn’t find the key to our mailbox. With growing chagrin and mounting dismay I didn’t want to admit that I thought I knew where it was....more