The *D* Word

Mike was not only our Cell Group Leader, he was our pediatrician. This gave us the wonderful excuse of seeing a lot of he and his wife, Ramona. Mike is a man who loved his wife very much, loves life, loves children and loves the Lord. What more could you ask for, for either Cell … Continue reading

Sometimes stirring the soup is really yukky

The smell of incense was cloying, especially when it was coupled with the smell of hot grease, but it didn’t matter. We were in our very favorite Chinese restaurant in the whole world. (Well, all of Chinatown, anyway.) The table linens were pure white, and the napkins were blood red. The glasses had….(gasp) STEMS and … Continue reading

It’s official, I’m clever enough

Since our trip to Atlanta in August, I have been feeling…adrift.  Rudderless is the term that I’ve been using in my prayer closet. Before going to Atlanta, I was carrying what I call, a holy burden of prayer, for those that were coming “after” us into entrepreneurialism.  Since the beginning of the year, the Lord … Continue reading

Now, Where Was I?

ImsosorryImsosorryImsosorryImsosorry!!!!!  Life simply got away from me and I haven’t had a single time I could sit down and finish God’s story!!  And I assure you – it IS HIS story! So, where was I?  Oh yes, Friday morning – Jeff and I meeting for morning prayer – all snuggled together on the love seat.  … Continue reading

Javadawn and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Last Thursday, I was sitting in the living room having my quiet time when a there was a knock at the door.  Who would be at our house that early in the day??  Jeff answered to door to find a tall gentleman there who politely informed us that the one thing that wasn’t late – … Continue reading

What Do You See?

You never know what you’ll see during rush hour traffic. For Ann, she was taking her son’s hamster to class for Show n’ Tell. Suddenly,the hamster got lose and started crawling around the car. Not knowing what else to do, she pulled off to the side of the road to try to catch him. As … Continue reading

My Lord Shall Supply All Our Needs…..

Today is my son’s birthday. He is tall and handsome, like his dad. He has a killer smile, fudge brown eyes and a funky sense of humor. He is also a nerd. (That’s high praise at our house, by the way) 🙂 When each of our children were born, we had a special time of … Continue reading

Blest Be the Ties That Bond

Seven-hundred fifty two thousand, four hundred sixty seven dollars. Do I have your attention yet? What if I told you that was what a recent icon sold for? SO, what recent iconographic item sold for a rousing $752,467?? The baseball Barry Bonds used to break Hank Aaron’s home run record. When asked if he paid … Continue reading

Purchased ~

For most of her life, she knew well the phrase, “Bought with a price.” From as far back as she could remember the other workers loved to remind her she was a purchase, not free-folk. And though they took great delight in reminding her, they could do nothing to make her feel like a purchase. … Continue reading

Walking IN FAITH

Since I have been such a nag on so many occasions regarding health, I’ll spare you a diatribe today.  🙂  Instead, I will tell you that it is the last part of the Seven Strands of Walking In Faith. So, now, I’ve shared all seven strands with you – let me put some feet to … Continue reading