POVERTY is the color of dirt after an oil spill It tastes like a copper penny It sounds like a caught dog howling It feels like a broken arm in a cast wanting out And it smells like dead fish at a market*   GENEROSITY is the color of white light It taste like savory […]

The holiday shopping season is in full swing.  We’ve had Black Friday and Cyber Monday for bargains. But, IT’S JESUS’ BIRTHDAY! What do you think He wants??? He doesn’t need a new smart phone. Why not celebrate Christmas this year by helping transform the life of a child who has never heard of Jesus; One […]

Are you are Big Person or a small person? When Christians talk about being Big, we are not meaning that we are Big on our own strength. We are acknowledging that we are Big because: 1. who dwells in us, CHRIST, the maker of everything. “God created everything through him, and nothing was created except […]

So many times in  life we are sailing along feeling in complete control. Everything is going great. Then………. something happens. We get off course and can’t seem to get back on the path. Work pulls at us, our daily routine gets disrupted, or we get mentally and/or spiritually worn out. Yes, we all get off […]

My favorite smoothie includes a small beet. If you want to feel totally cleansed inside, beet is the magic bullet.  Although I have been using ground flax seed as extra fiber, it pales in comparison with a beet. Furthermore, beets are so sweet, they add mounds of succulent sweetness in a natural way. Typical Beet […]

Do you have anyone who fervently prays for you??  I was at work recently when my husband called to read me a personal letter written to us from our sponsored child in Nicaragua. A 9 year old child with no running water and dirt floors had something important to declare over my life. I thought […]

I proclaim 2015 a year of happiness!  I WILL TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED! Happiness breeds MORE happiness. NO! I am not going to go stick my head in the sand and pretend that everything is fine. People are still going to grind my gears! I still mourn poverty! but here’s what it takes…….. !!!P-A-S-S-I-O-N!!! If […]

I’m NOT celebrating Christmas this year. I’d love to, but my heart is cracked like an eggshell…… completely crumbled in gooey hard pieces. As the choir sang their joyous cantata Sunday night, all I could think about was the trauma on children sold into prostitution, boys and girls orphaned by Ebola and Aids. How do […]

There are two distinct happiest moments of my life. The first happiest moment was when I made JV cheerleading at UNC-Chapel Hill. (GO HEELS!) I was SO ELATED; I didn’t know how to express it. I wanted to cry, shout for joy, dance, fall down, jump up and down, run tell someone and laugh all […]

        The other day I decided to sit down and write some HAPPY THOUGHTS. Here are the first that came to mind.          Fried Eggs          Fleece         Hot herbal tea         The ocean and ocean breezes Rocco, my dog, because she adores me My Mom who is 90 […]