What To Know Before The Storms

What To Know Before The Storms

The weather report was warning of severe weather – “Strong thunderstorms with the possibility of tornadoes.” These are not uncommon along the Gulf Coast. We are not too concerned because we know by experience the steps to take when the storms come. I spread an old...
Backtalk and Parenting

Backtalk and Parenting

“I didn’t asked to be born!” shouted my teen from the bedroom. “It’s not fair. Nobody else has to do this!  You’re so mean!”   And the door to the purple room closes with a slam.   “Good thing you didn’t ask to be born today,” I thought to myself.  “Today the answer...
How to Listen For Success

How to Listen For Success

Are you a good listener? I must confess I’m not always a good listener. Listening well frequently requires skills that must be learned. You will have some listening skills that come naturally to you, and some that need to be acquired. I am an introvert processor and...
Desperate for A Spiritual Spring

Desperate for A Spiritual Spring

The snow is six inches deep and still falling as this south Alabama girl makes her way through the woods from the Loge to our cabin. Though I have experienced now before, it has never been higher than the soles of my shoes.   I stomp thought the woods like a...
Seeing The Living Word In Real Life

Seeing The Living Word In Real Life

Walking to the dining hall, I see a small stone pond with a recycling waterfall, whose edges are frozen white. If I look closely, I can see orange and the faint movement of carp leaning on hibernation for survival. Along the pond’s edges, daffodil’s yellow blooms are...
When Mentoring Shows Your Beauty

When Mentoring Shows Your Beauty

When I was a pre-teen, my dad had a string of prisms hanging from a tree outside our kitchen window. Sometimes, in the late afternoon, as mom was cooking supper, I would sit and wait for the afternoon light to engage with the prisms. When it did, small circles of...

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