My nose is clogged. My throat throbs, and tears keep getting in my way. The wind outside beating against my windows and the deep darkness, the darkest moment before the sunrise, is symbolic of my grief this morning as I write. I prayed, “Lord, I can’t write these words today…I’ve got to be upbeat … Continue reading “ihope”

My Resolution Redefined: Persevere

Some people hate New Year’s resolutions because they can never keep them. I know I won’t keep them faithfully, but I still love to make them. They give me hope. A pastor in Wilmington, Mike Ashcraft, came up with a great way to replace those pesky resolutions. He teaches about choosing One Word to inspire the year. Click on the blue … Continue reading “My Resolution Redefined: Persevere”

Bite of Bread: Dec. 30-Jan. 5 (Bible Reading Plan on Hope)

  I love celebrating a New Year. It seems that no matter how good a year is, there is always hope that the next year will be better. And no matter how good a year was, there are always bits and pieces of that year I want to leave behind. I’m always thankful for the … Continue reading “Bite of Bread: Dec. 30-Jan. 5 (Bible Reading Plan on Hope)”

All because of her hair….

Her cute blonde hairstyle caught my eye. I’m a sucker for short hair cuts. Hers got my attention along with her sweet smile. Every time her family filed into the front doors of our church, something drew me to her. But time did not afford a conversation. Not yet. Weeks passed. Time and time again … Continue reading “All because of her hair….”

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