Living on Purpose

Sometimes life just gets away from us, doesn’t it? I have struggled in recent months with rediscoveringmy purpose and calling. I am sure that probably sounds crazy to a lot of people, but I “find” myself in aplace I never dreamed of, both personally and professionally, and now I am trying to figure out what […]

Dump that Garbage

I love mornings, Mondays, and New Year’s Day! There is nothing quite as exciting to me as afresh start or a clean slate…a new opportunity to do it better, to get it right! So, here’s to 2024being better than 2023! Maybe you had your best year yet in 2023, but I’m willing to bet everysingle […]

The Power of a Positive Word

I do not descend from people who were well-off or well-educated. When we talk about the old South, my grandparents were among those picking cotton. My lineage has a legacy of hard work, diligence, and long suffering for a humble goal. While I am not afraid of hard work and long hours, and while I […]

When the Going Gets Tough…

Every month at 3:16 Healthcare, we do a Bible verse writing challenge. Just a couple of verses, usuallycentered around a theme for the month, that hopefully help us keep our hearts, minds, and motivationall working in the right direction. For July, the theme was “Water in the Word”, and there were so manygood verses, but […]

Running on Empty

Running has never been my strong suit, but to graduate with a 4.0 GPA, I needed tofinish strong in a final PE class and run a set distance under a certain time. Half waythrough the run, I was fading fast. Feeling discouraged and defeated, I had a suddenflash of inspiration: I remembered a Bible verse […]

The Healing

“I have heard your prayers and seen your tears.  I will heal you.” 2 Kings 20:5 It was two days before Thanksgiving 2017, and David held my hand as we walked the underground tunnels of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.  I was nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.  Earlier in […]

The Naked Tree

I have had a harder time getting into the Christmas spirit this year despite being more prepared. I can’t really put my finger on it. Last year, we got a Christmas tree up on December 23rd. This year, the house has been decorated completely since Thanksgiving. Last year, I scrambled for last minute gifts and […]

No More Pouting

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I was pouty today. I was pouty because I hosted a party this weekend that not a lot of invitees attended or even bothered to RSVP. I was pouty because I must work tomorrow, the last day of summer break before my kids start back to school. I was pouty because another summer has quickly […]

I Can Do All This?!

When I was in about the 6th grade, we had to run a mile in under ten minutes for our P.E. class.  Now, I had played sports of various kinds for a few years, and I had always been an active kid.  I like to look back and laugh now at how our Mama would […]

The Beauty of Letting Go (of Control)

It is no secret that I like to be in control.  I learned a long time ago that control is an illusion, but nevertheless, I like to at least feel like I am calling the shots.  I like to know where my kids are at all times.  I like to make plans and lists and […]