Category: All Four Sides of Me

It Is Well With My Soul

I will be honest, I am struggling, through the emotions, the enemy’s many fiery darts and our heartbreak, but I know Laurie would remind me that God’s promises have not changed. It is well with my soul. Those were the last words I said…

Whose Team are YOU on?

Prolific author Cec Murphy gifts many writers each year with conference scholarships. I was one of those blessed to attend Maranatha Christian Writer’s Conference.   Every Writer Needs A Team was the theme. I went to find a team, but found a lot more…

3 Ways to Stay Alert on the Road

Eleven hours of driving recently provided time to consider the challenge of Ephesians 6:18 to pray at all times and to be alert at all times.   Eph. 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this…

There’s a Hole in My Armor!

“That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies…” Joshua 7:12 Luke 11:21-23 “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own homestead, his possessions are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him…

Interruptions – Got Any?

OH boy. Life is full of interruptions But are interruptions the same as multi-tasking? Quite the opposite. Multi-tasking we can control, life interruptions, we often cannot, but we can learn to deal with them. When we are interrupted, Priscella Schirrer (Life Interrupted: Navigating the…

Multitasking or Disconnecting?

  I just dropped my IPhone in my soup. I think it might be time to tone down the multitasking. (Emma Watson). There is a cost to multitasking disconnect. You are with someone and chatting. Their phone rings. They answer and suddenly you are…

The Honey-Apple Pie Cure

Everyone in our little town of 500 knew enough to keep away from Mr. Wendell, but despite warnings, our dad bought the house right next door! I was 11, unwillingly carting boxes in our new-to-us home, all the while keeping one eye watching to…

Powerful Words – Invisible Wounds

  You’ve heard the bluff before – Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.   Uh uh. Not true. All wounds are not visible.    Some friends have been shocked over the years when I tell them about…

Courage – The Gift of Fear

I recognized the fear in her eyes when she acknowledged mine.   I’d eagerly began the stair climb down into the warm Mineral Bath at Bath, England, when I realized the pool depth was not graded. It was all one depth. A childhood almost-drowning…

Life’s Best Accessory

They were at it again.     Our two daughters, only 17 months apart, had gone from being best buds delighted to share a room, to fashion estrangement. Their own groups of friends, we’d expected that. Their own interests and talents, we’d expected that. What…

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