It’s Time For Us To Do Something

It’s time for us to do something! There has been another shooting. More families dealing with unspeakable grief.  Additional rhetoric by the media.  However, still no long term solutions for the treatment of individuals suffering with a mental illness. In the song Do Something, Matthew West sings, "I’m sick and tired of all the talking! …. I want [...]

A Change is Gonna Come

Road Work Ahead.   Warning:  Construction Area.   Right Lane Closed.   Detour ahead. … This spring it seems that every street I travel on in Lawrence has road construction going on.  And let me say this, I am not the most patient when it comes to road construction.  Inevitably, when the right lane is closing, someone speeds [...]

My. Heart. Grieves.

My heart grieves this morning! It grieves with a family I don’t know, who is grieving a daughter I never met. My heart grieves because the circumstances of this story are all too similar to tragedies of other children all across our land. My heart grieves because we as a nation haven’t figured out the answer yet! And [...]

Unfinished Business………………Unforgiveness

Unforgiveness! Unfinished Business in 2014….has to start with unforgiveness, at least for me. I know the scriptures and understand God’s stance on not forgiving those who have hurt or offended me and/or my family.  In fact, Matthew 6:14 tells me that: “For if you forgive people their trespasses [their [a]reckless and willful sins, [b]leaving them, letting them go, [...]

Unfinished Business

Yep, it’s here…2014!  2013 has ended and we have already ushered in the start of a New Year. But you have some unfinished business, don’t you? And some of that business dates back far beyond 2013. What’s “unfinished” might actually be more like a “battlefield in your mind, “(like Joyce Meyers calls it) or perhaps it is a [...]

Wrapped in His arms

I listened intently as the radio announcer told the story of the Kids Foundation kids attending the Lion King production. In my mind’s eye, I could see the nine year old boy turn around to check on his wheelchair bound younger brother, who was scared by the show. My heart was touched as the announcer told of this brother [...]