Something I learned a long time ago about my mother’s family…few people had one name. For instance, my great great grandmother was Jennie Kendrick Collins, but the kids called her Bonnie. Turns out she didn’t want to be called “grandmother.” Others–my great aunt: I called her Auntie, her given name was Mary, her siblings called […]

God Answers

I survived the night to find this devotion in my In Box this morning.  I claimed His word all night…that he is with me, he comforts me, he does not abandon me.  I am so grateful to have such concrete assurance of what I already know.  When you pass through the waters, I will be […]

The Journey Home

It is grace that pulls out a chair for someone who has no other place to sit, to take a meal, to share fellowship, to feel safe and cared for. This chair is one of several that begs for someone to take a seat and sit a spell. It is in the Cafe’ at The […]

Watching Birds

Always, I have loved birds. I think they are amazingly beautiful creatures, creations. There is no accident in the way they were created.   The woodpecker in the first picture is different from the one in  the other photos.  This one has no red on his head, while the other does.  I’m sure there is an […]

Mouse One

I never would have thought a mouse would make me happy, but after two weeks of this craziness, I am beginning to have hope all because of a mouse. Finally, he wasn’t able to eat off of the trap and run–he is stuck. Thank you Sticky Pads.


God’s love is constant. I think that’s what amazes me the most. There is never any question as to whether God loves me or not. I am a fortunate child. Do my children feel so fortunate? Do I show them the same grace that my Heavenly Father continues to show me?Each Sunday, I speak to […]

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