Vacation Bible School...what is our focus?

I have always enjoyed Vacation Bible School, watching the little ones learn about God and His people. There is this sense of awe in knowing the children will hear that God loves them for if they live in a home where those words or even the word love, is not spoken, they will hear it during VBS week. My grandchildren love the crafts and music too. Baby Hay, 3, remembers usually one thing, and tells me all about it. Princess, 6, remembers the songs and wants to sing them over and over. ...more

Another unwanted pregnancy and another child for grandma to raise.

My very good friend has a daughter who is pregnant again.  Please don't think I am judging this 24 year old.  I love her dearly but I am hoping she will see that in order for life to become what she is seeking, she needs to make better choices.  I know that from personal experience.  I guess that is why my heart hurts for her.  I know that life can really get you down and it is during those times that you don't think about the consequences of poor decisions and you act out of your emotions instead of your knowledg ...more

I have been dealing with such a similar situation.  (Check out my blog posts on Choices to ...more

Young mom drinking through depression and landing in jail...how do I help her?

I just recieved a collect call from the local Jail.  A friend's 24 yr. old daughter was picked up for DUI and resisting arrest and her mother will not pay the $300 bond.  I have been counseling this young single mother of two, who has been addicted to depression medications and alcohol...a dangerous mix.  She was raised in a Christian home and went to church, sang on the teen Praise & Worship Team, attended a Christian School until she was home schooled.  She believes in God and can quote Scripture.  What happened? ...more

No New Clothes for One Year...I Did It!

The following is the ending of an article I wrote about my Lifeline Mission trip to Haiti... ...more

And what a beautiful reason to set that goal!  Congratulations!more

From death to life.

Death came too soon for my friend today.  She was 63.  We received the call she had a massive stroke and was expected to pass through to eternity in a few hours.  Her husband and two of her five children were with her as the doctors tried to make her comfortable.  They had to decide if they should keep her alive until her other children were there to say goodbye.  But she had already left specific instructions to not interfere with the hand of God.  She had experienced stokes previously and her last words to her husband were, "I am dying".  ...more

Intimate Moments in Full View

A very close friend of mine is not married, never has been, but if the right person came along she would consider spending the rest of her life with him.  She notices how husbands treat their wives.  In fact, she makes a point of watching married men.  The other day she witnessed a man open the door for his wife and you would have thought he kept her from getting ran over by a car!  ...more

Very well said.  There is freedom in knowing that I am more than capable of taking care of ...more

Menoapuse, Sex and True Love

The other day I sat down with pen and paper and wrote out all the wonderful attributes of my marriage.  Why would anyone do that?  Well, while I was waiting in line at the grocery store, my eyes glanced over at the magazines and most of the titles had something to do with "sex and how men just don't know how to please women" or "how life without a man would be so much better."  ...more

Don't Give Up on Having Good Sex After 50!

I am over 50, 56 to be exact, and my husband and I have been married over 25 years.  I never thought I would say this, but our sex life is at it's best.  You know the old saying, Good, Better, Best, never let it rest, until the good is better and the better, best.  Well, I can truly say from experience with marriage ( I had two failed marriages before I was 27) and from a strong sex drive, that when you try to meet the needs of your spouse, you win in the end.  You will go from good to best, if you keep at it and not give up. ...more

This is an interesting concept...meeting you like this.

I have found that the older I get, the more comfortable I am in taking those dreaded personality profiles.  It's like I already know that I hide from people and that I would rather stay at home and work alone than go out in the world and make small talk.  But it looks terrible on a piece of paper that I am not social.  I feel like I have to make up excuses of why I am the way I am.  ...more