Prayer — America Really Needs Some Help!

Boy, 2016 is shaping up to be a really busy year with primaries, elections, candidates, town halls, blog posts, news coming out of your ears, emails and everyone who is trying to get your attention and then your vote.  So who can you trust, who can you rely on before you vote?   Here’s Benjamin Franklin’s […]

Families That Succeed

I knew I needed help. Don’t we all. I was young mom, married, working full time. You could say I was stressed. I can remember mornings, heating something in the microwave, putting it in Tupperware, driving to the babysitter two blocks away and dropping my two preschool daughters off with their now cold waffles or […]

Relationships, Christ and Eternity

We got a phone call just four days after Christmas.  It was the son of one of my husband’s fishing buddies.  I listened to the conversation and heard that his father had just passed away the night before. We were shocked. My husband did not know what to say. I expressed sympathy. The young man […]

God Found An Atheist in Theology Class

Father John Powell, a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about an atheist student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy: Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university student’s file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith. That was the day I first saw Tommy. He […]

I AM. I AM! I AM????

I am what? I am really confused!  Why do so many posts start with I AM? For as he thinketh within himself, so is he.  Proverbs 23:7 (ASV) Over 10 years ago during a support group study of The Search For Significance by Robert McKee, the group was instructed to write six I AM statements on […]

Look Up and Walk Upright

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his […]

Transformation in Just Ten Seconds A Day

I AM.  First person.  Present tense.  Just two little words that lead to permanent transformation for my life. I tell myself I AM everyday. This is positive self talk and overcomes the negative self talk that occupied space between my ears for decades. About ten years ago I read Search For Significance by Robert S. […]

Limited Possibilities No More

BHave you ever wondered what your life might have been but for one or two events in your childhood?  Think back to your childhood and take note of any memory that just pops up into your head right now. I had two specific two memories that popped up on a regular basis and I never […]

We’re All Just Really Visiting

My mother was born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, then moved to Chicago during the Depression. She married, had a family and lived all of her life in the Chicago area. While all of us were youngsters, my parents bought a cottage on a lake. We spent every summer in the Upper Peninsula. There […]