Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change: Are YOU Ready?

Seasons of Change. There is a certain kind of joy when the birds begin to sing again as the gentle breeze of Spring begins to wash away the bitter cold of Winter. However, if you were to ask me my favorite season of the year, I’d probably lean towards Autumn. There is something quite soothing …

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Five Ways to Live as Salt and Light

Five Ways to Live as Salt and Light in a Dark World

Years ago, I initially wanted to name this blog Salt & Light.  I am passionate about encouraging Christians to shine brightly for God.  However, there were already many sites with salt and light in some related form, and I wanted to do something different.  So, I prayed about it for a while, and one glorious …

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America: A Nation (still) in Crisis

America. Land of the free and the home of the brave. Words cannot express the tremendous gratitude I have for those willing to serve our country. In fact, both my late father and my brother served. Dad was a captain in the U.S. Army, and my brother is a Marine. For clarity, here are definitions …

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This Was a Father’s Day Like No Other

Father’s Day. A little over nine months ago, my father went home to heaven to be with the Lord. Little did I know that less than a week after making my latest book available for pre-order and a few days before my mother’s birthday that dad would be gone. I thought that I was handling …

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7 AMAZING LIFE VERSES

7 Amazing Bible Life Verses that Rescued Me

Have you ever been on a long journey?  What thoughts pop into your head as you read that question? Some fun life experiences, I hope!  There is a tremendous difference between being driven on a long journey versus driving yourself.  My family and I traveled around the United States in a big old brown station …

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A GIFT FOR MOM

The Most Precious Gift for Mom

Based on everything we shared, A mother’s job is never done. And in today’s world, there’s always something (and someone) screaming for Mom’s attention. No wonder moms feel pulled in many directions. So, we wanted to provide a gift for mom. While being a mom might be one of the most fulfilling jobs globally, it’s …

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Supermom

SuperMoms: Strong Smart and So Amazing!

I attempt to be consistent when it comes to writing blog posts for my website. However, it is so exciting when something happens to me throughout my day, and during that experience, ideas for an article begin seeping into my head!  I want to share a short story about something that imprinted on me the importance of supermoms.

 

Me a Babysitter?

Two weeks ago, my sister called me and wanted to know if  I would mind watching my nephew while she and his sister went over to my Mother’s house for a  quick little birthday party/prayer meeting.  I must admit, it did not take long for me to agree.  I reasoned that he is 9 years old, going on 10 in a few months, and it’s only for a couple of hours.

She is dropping him off around five o’clock in the evening.  So now I begin to wonder ..do I need to cook something?  My wrist is in a brace, and my options are limited.  I have been unable to get to the store for a few days.  Do I prepare my regular meal?  I hate to give my nephew chicken and broccoli!  Even though I love it, I want to be the “cool” uncle and not serve him that! I don’t have any kid-friendly snacks here.  Now my head begins to hurt just thinking about it.  What have I gotten myself into?

My sister texts me they’re on the way.  Now I’m more than a little anxious.  I want my nephew to enjoy his time here with me.  He is so smart, very talented, and he loves his uncle Horace.   He has been praying for my left side to heal almost every night since my stroke.  I cannot disappoint him!  I open the door, and my sister and my nephew come inside.  He looks at me and smiles the biggest smile like he just saw Santa.  My heart melts like hot butter on a stack of pancakes!  I really love my nephew!

The relief provided by a Supermom

Good news; my sister prepared something for him to eat that we can warm-up, and she even brought a  juice box for him too!  Hallelujah… I should have remembered that Supermoms are usually prepared for anything!    I begin to relax a little then comes the unexpected news.   She mentions on her way out the door that she has not let him watch TV all day because she was sure that he would watch it tonight with Uncle Horace.  Uh-oh, I thought this was only for a couple of hours?

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