• Count Your Blessings

    Thankful Thursday

    Next Thursday we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day taking time out to remember blessings from the good Lord throughout the year. Yeah, it’s been a hard year, but God is still God. He still bestows healing, miracles, mercy, love, grace,…

  • Count Your Blessings

    Pedals, Pipes, and Pistons

    Every Sunday I am blessed to sit on an organ bench and join the worship leader and accompanists to glorify, inspire, and praise the Lord through music. Sometimes the organ provides background support; other times it leads with majestic power.…

  • Unexpected Blessings from Cancer

    Purpose in Pain

    We’ve all heard the saying, there’s no gain without pain. Henry Ward Beecher takes it a little deeper: “Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.” The Bible describes numerous instances involving pain or discomfort.…

  • Unexpected Blessings from Cancer

    The Gift of Pain

    “Pain – the gift nobody longs for, still it comes.” The lyrics recorded by singer Greg Long years ago stir up questions. Gift? Pain – a gift? Is that possible? Dr. Paul Brand says it is. He regards physical pain…

  • Count Your Blessings

    Furry Blessings

    Happy woofs! Did you know that National Dog Day was celebrated on August 26? I love that! We’ve had some great dogs during the course of our marriage. You could say they are like our children since we have no…

  • Count Your Blessings

    Hooked by The Book

    I’m a slow reader. My analytical nature comes out as I cannot skip a word for fear of missing the complete thought. I also find myself evaluating the grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation as I read. I can’t help it.…

  • Lessons From A Sheep

    The Bummer Lamb

    Rejection is hard, not to mention hurtful. As a writer I’ve experienced my share of rejections from publishers, magazines, newspapers, and blog sites. I think the worst rejection came from the Senior Producer of the Christian Broadcasting Network several years…