Sometimes it only takes a word of hope to help someone else. And sometimes, an image of hope and love can speak a thousand...
Life in "Music City" is amazing. There is so much music, art and joy here in Nashville. One of my favorite things about "Music City" that you won't hear about on the radio (except for maybe K-LOVE because it's here too) is that there are so many huge beautiful churches everywhere. Especially as you head … Continue reading Fighting For the Wrong Side
Listening to a radio talk show this morning, one of our friends heard a caller relate the story of her son who is in college. When he had chosen to study the Swahili language, she questioned him. Why? He had no specific answer at the time, but four years later, God would chose to use … Continue reading The Ridiculous
Preparing the calendar of events for our women's section this year, I shared with our Director of Religious Education, Erin, that I felt the Holy Spirit calling us to focus more on Mission during Lent. I met up with an amazing group of young missionaries this summer, acting the part of the hostess of our … Continue reading Mercy In The City
"Give me a word, any word, and I will show you the root of that word is Greek" How about, Macedonian? The movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (2002) is a family favorite in our home for good reason. I am pretty sure someone had a spy-robot-fly-on-the-wall that filmed our engagement and wedding and then … Continue reading We All Fruit
"How's it going with your child's roommate?" asked a work associate whose child went to the same university as our son. Her daughter had a random roommate assignment as well, only it didn't work out well for her. The roommate situation that we often see exaggerated on sitcoms or movies isn't as funny in real … Continue reading Roommates from Heaven or….
My kids forewarned me that a new season of "13 Reasons Why" just came out on Netflix, knowing how I felt when this series originally came out. The schools and youth groups were sending texts and emails warning us that this suicidal story aimed at youth audiences was a talking point, if not a warning … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why You Should Watch Joe Verses The Volcano Instead
When my kids were little, especially during the winter, they would each pick three to five books and we would go up and snuggle in my bed and read before bedtime; some together, some on our own, but we called it our "book picnic". I guess the reason we called it that is because before … Continue reading My Bookself
I am currently reading "Mother Teresa of Calcutta; A Personal Portrait" by Leo Maasburg. It's an easy read and I feel like I am sitting in a room with my uncle who is telling us stories about the good old days. It's a wonderful glimpse into the life of the now-saint, and how she loved … Continue reading You Did It To Me
I was privileged the other day to have a chat with Lovely Ms. Lala about many things, and always faith-based, but the lingering fruit of which was the topic of sins against words. Right speech is always a powerful topic with me because I struggle so much with being a blabbermouth. Almost 20 years ago, … Continue reading Zip It
I guess it is good that Lent is late this year. I usually use the excuse that living in sun-deprived Ohio, we have little need to "give up" things for Lent. Lent is a season of self-denial, and self-sacrifice in reflection of the 40 days Our Lord spent fasting and praying in the desert. Lent in … Continue reading Snow Daze…..