February 1976. New York City. Most of my friends know the story of how a transplanted New Yorker became a southern girl—after twelve impressionable years living in one of the largest cites in the world.Read more
Do you have many friends? Or are they merely acquaintances? An acquaintance is someone you laugh with; a friend is someone you’ve cried with. Another way to decide if someone is a true friend isRead more
From this day forward. Wow! Thirty-six years of marriage. How is this possible? I think back to our vows taken on that day, heading down the aisle as the clueless kids we proved to be.Read more
How do we show honor?
Do we show honor?
by Norma Gail God’s best creation is the family unit. It was the only time God called his creation very good. Yet families are in crisis. Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, andRead more
I find myself perched in the perfect spot on the timeline of my life. I can finally let go of any perceived letdowns or guilt of the past, and fully embrace the future with whatever energy I can muster up. I’m well past the midpoint, I’m sure.Read more
Our theme for this month is “Peace.” How appropriate is that in the midst of this turmoil? It’s hard to find peace when you’re stuck in your house with kids in school who are expectingRead more
A time for everything? We’re told these are uncertain times. What about yesterday, last year, or twenty years from now? Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Isn’t any time an uncertain time? As we prayRead more
Now that we are all (or almost all) hunkered down to protect ourselves and each other from the pandemic, let’s rethink our relationships. And what do our relationships there look like? Most of our personalRead more
Dear God, You okay up there? By all appearances, your world has gone mad. Panicked in a way I’ve never seen. Our nightly television screens remind us how we’ve declined so quickly. Grocery store shelvesRead more