Breaking Down the Natural Barrier of Fear

I have been a nurse for more than 40 years. Several years ago when my husband Trip suffered a terrible injury, I became aware of the difference in the perception of healthcare providers. Not having practiced at the bedside for more than 20 years, I was suddenly on the “other side” of care. I became aware of those who encourage and promote healing, and those … Read more


It seems when I do something selfish or irresponsible, like knowingly easing ahead of someone in line or even being nosey and trying to find out something about someone that is none of my business, God reminds me immediately and even tries to get my attention when I’m doing it. When will I learn to listen to His Spirit? The result is guilt, and I … Read more

Where Are You, Lord?

The winds gust and howl, bending the pine trees outside my window. A redbird is riding out this storm on a cylinder feeder. He reminds me of myself in riding out life’s storms. There is a particular storm that I dislike the most. It is the storm of emptiness. It is that place where you don’t feel God in your life. Hell can surely be … Read more

Silence is Not Always Golden

Have you ever “gone along with the crowd” to be accepted or to gain popularity?  I think we were all guilty of that at some point when we were younger, but certainly not today.  Right? Do you remember that in order to please the crowd, you would go right along with making fun of someone or intentionally snubbing them? How about when you remained silent … Read more