When God Doesn’t Want the Best for Me

Sep. 30, 2022 by

“What? God doesn’t want the best for me?” I don’t remember what started the conversation or even what followed. All I remember is when my husband said something that stopped me in my argumentative tracks. He said God’s greatest desire

How I Handle the Questions of Life

Aug. 31, 2022 by

I’m embarrassed to share this, but I sometimes have questions. Faith questions. The big world overwhelms me, and I melt under the noise of thousands upon thousands who seem to not even notice their creator. The masses move with certainty,

Underdogs Unite – Two Suggestions for Winning at Life

Mar. 31, 2022 by

I wanted St. Peter’s to go all the way. Of course, I’d never heard of the school before March Madness began. I caught their unexpected victory over Kentucky and couldn’t help but pull for the little commuter school in Jersey

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I May Have Taken the Warrior Thing Too Far

Oct. 4, 2018 by

I’ve been wondering if I’ve gotten this warrior thing all wrong. Maybe putting up a good fight and not running away at first blood isn’t the goal. Could it be I’ve twisted my concept of what a warrior should look

June – Story of the Month – Signs

Jun. 21, 2018 by

This month’s story of the month illustrates how some fall away from their beliefs and stay away because of their own stubbornness to see the truth. The setting is a military base, but the war is not with flesh blood.

Eavesdropping My Way to the Final Frontier – Stop Dwelling on the Bad Stuff

Mar. 9, 2017 by

Eavesdropping for the Stories My eavesdropping landed me in an angry position the other day. And yes, I listen in on conversations. Is it rude? I suppose it could be. The way I see it, though, if you’re in a

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Jun. 23, 2016 by

– Life, Faith, Love, and the best is yet to come! I’ve been thinking about life lately. Well, maybe that’s not accurate. It’s actually death I’ve been taking sideways glances at.  Death. It’s right there, and yet we hardly talk

He didn’t move the bed … or did he?

He didn’t move the bed … or did he?

Jan. 14, 2016 by

If you’re going to be a warrior, you’re going to need to know how to move your bed. My first week of warriorhood has been less than stellar. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not rethinking my word for the year.

Conquering the Freak Out and other things I plan to do in 2016

Conquering the Freak Out and other things I plan to do in 2016

Dec. 29, 2015 by

If I’m going to learn to stop freaking out over every little thing,  I need to get a plan.   I forgot the rolls for Christmas dinner. I’ve never done that before. It wasn’t like I forgot the turkey or

Try Encouragement and Leave the Judging to Someone Else

Try Encouragement and Leave the Judging to Someone Else

Dec. 1, 2015 by

Sometimes we forget to encourage one another. We’re too busy pointing out the bad stuff to realize just what a difference a few encouraging words might make.   I recently wrote a blog for AboutWe.org about how sometimes people try


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