• Count Your Blessings

    Back to Church

    September is almost here bringing with it the telltale signs that school is back in session. Summer is over, the last BLT sandwich has been eaten, traffic is building, and the pools are about to close. For many parents, it…

  • Count Your Blessings

    TRUTH and “The Way”

    The article in The Alabama Baptist newspaper conjured up a feeling of nostalgia. John Roger Breland would be transitioning in his role from music to fundraising at the University of Mobile in Alabama. I knew Dr. Breland’s name well. He…

  • Lessons From A Sheep

    The Lost Sheep

    Statistics was not a course I had to take in college so I don’t have the disdain for statistics as some do. In fact I’m somewhat of a sucker for interesting statistics that illustrate a point. There are many crazy…

  • Count Your Blessings

    Blessings in South America

    I love to travel. My sister Nancy and I recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip in South America for which we dubbed our retirement trip. Nancy had always wanted to see the incredible mountainous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and…

  • Unexpected Blessings from Cancer

    A Time To Live

    I confess in the very first sentence of this blog that I hesitated to write on the topic of time. We’ve all heard cancer survivors say how precious time becomes to them after being diagnosed with cancer. As a survivor,…