Life is different during a global pandemic, not only in the day-to-day activities but even in how we celebrate. Masks and safe social distancing. Handshakes and hugs replaced by elbow and toe-taps. Restrictions from visiting family members. Virtual meetings, birthday parties, church ... virtual living! It doesn't feel the same. And for many (including myself), … Continue reading REBLOG: The Valley of Dry Bones and Failures
For the last several years, my church holds an annual women's event called "CAPTIVATE". We are always blessed with great speakers, not the least of them being our Pastor's wife Ginelle Payne. Or as her husband likes to call her "Nellie on Fire" because she is 100% a "firecracker" for God! Gosh I love that … Continue reading When Life throws you Mud bombs
It is inevitable that sooner or later, life will deal a hard blow to your soul and to your spirit. The abandonment of a parent, the betrayal of a friend, the divorce of a spouse, the death of a loved one … different types of losses but common in that each one can and often … Continue reading The Empty Chair
I've been in a bit of a funk throughout most of 2020, and in truth a good chunk of 2019 also. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has. And as the weeks and months of 2020 sloooowly pass by, I have noticed an increasing restlessness for an end to all the things (COVID … Continue reading Morning Sips: Do you love me more than these?