Testing Positive In A Pandemic

Well done, college praying moms. You have "tested positive" in the middle of a pandemic. You have chosen to think, speak, and act in ways that pass this test of faith—with love and creativity. Maybe you didn't always feel like it, and maybe you didn't always follow through, and it ain't over yet, but from... Continue Reading →

A Fightin’ Chance

Yuck! I certainly never expected this. They looked half-dead already. My sister, the one who had inherited my dad's green thumb, the one who had carefully planted them in my garden out of the goodness of her heart, solemnly noted the unusual dark patches on the leaves and declared these pansies were diseased. What used... Continue Reading →

A Decade of Prayer

It was June of 2015 when my Class of 2014 Wahoo stopped by after his workday just as I was loading the car with decorations for our MomsHooPray end of year dinner. He said something like, “Mom, shouldn’t you be retired from this already?” Well, actually, no. We never retire from praying. Even though we... Continue Reading →

Two Weeks and Counting!

Moving is hard, even if it's a much-anticipated destination. I know this first hand. Moving from Northern Virginia into our "CharlottesVilla" involved months of planning, packing, and unpacking. Not to mention meeting and making new friends and finding my way around. And adjusting to a different culture. (apologies to slower, gentler Charlottesvillians from the driver... Continue Reading →

Shining in the Dark

Last night many of us waited for the dark to descend so that we would be able to see something beautiful. We corporately celebrated with gratitude our many freedoms. Our country wrestles with real difficulties, yet we still mark what is true and good with sparkling "lights" that shine even brighter in the darkness. Last... Continue Reading →

Stress Strategies

#Never Stress? If only! Stress is no respecter of blue skies or springtime. Nope, season in and season out, stress chills a sunny day and dampens our spirits. It weasels its way into our souls from so many trigger points, both negative or positive: Health issues. Exams. Interviews. Repopulating your nest. Moving your nest. Planning... Continue Reading →

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