Category THE PRESENCE

Who Prays for You?

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 […]

A Year of Happiness

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 […]

Not Celebrating Christmas

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 […]

Merry Christmas JESUS

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 […]

Happy Thoughts

        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 […]

Are you Big or Small?

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 […]

It’s a Sad Day

Today is a sad day. My boss of 8 ½ years, Mike Taylor, lost his battle with bladder cancer. Today is his funeral. I still can’t believe it, even though I saw him suffer for the last 9 months. His office was across from mine. He ALWAYS had something positive, funny or inspiring to bring […]