Thelma and Louise Ride Again

Cindy Ross' middle name is Louise, and her Orchestra Leader dubbed me Thelma at the funeral!

  (This is my tribute I shared at Cindy’s funeral. I may have added inflections and volume and emphasis to portions of this as I spoke. Gosh, I’m gonna miss her!) Sandpaper Friends I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cindy Ross, not only as a coworker, but she was my best friend. Now, some of you […]

A Best Friend Who Now Sits with Jesus

Rarely Do We Have Such a Blessing I will miss Cindy Ross, endlessly, until we meet again in heaven. And now, thankfully, she is no longer fighting cancer. She is at rest and at peace, for she is with Christ. Cindy and I met some eight years ago, our hearts connecting like sisters, as our […]

When the Wind Runs out of Breath!

Are you facing a storm? Then take a peek into the night Jesus quiets a storm with his words. It’s a scene (Mark 4: 35-41) where Jesus and his disciples take a boat ride away from the crowd, and a storm rises up, and the waves pour into the boat, rocking it, threatening to sink […]

Free Inside Prison!

Prison Freedom! During Day with Dads at Telford Prison, I met some inmates, First, I met Bo. Then, I met Marquez, Zachary, Tony, and Sirgay. And I already knew William. Bo has a gaze that’s far-reaching, but his eyes pierce as if he’s on a mission or quest. His eyes are constantly searching for ways […]

A Present Help! For the Lost!

Gathering for Praise and Prayer! A morning at the Recovery Center gives insight into hearts. and I see myself in their stories. And I see how Christ is changing their lives! One said, “When I go home, I’m not welcome in my mother’s church and I’ll not be welcome by her friends. That’s why I […]

Be a Hand Warmer for Others

Blankets for Friends I called toward the flames coming from the campfire at the bottom of the hill, yelling to my homeless friends. Before they answered, someone called to me from the other side of the bridge. “Hey Lady! Who are you looking for?” Standing by the trunk of my car, I answered the shadow. […]

Falling into the Canyon at Yellowstone! Almost!

When fear paralyzes … Frozen in Fear Last year, I stood near the lookout point at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, remembering the first time I’d made the trip, and how fear consumed my ankles and made my feet like rubber. Thus, I was unable to make the trek to the lookout point, missing the […]

Praise God for $4.90? Always!

Begin with Praise Taking the time to give praise during our services at the recovery center gives my girls a chance to say out loud what the Lord has done and is doing, while focusing on Him. One girl praised the Lord for her daughter’s salvation. Another for pictures from home. Another for an upcoming […]

Strangers Robbed Us! Fear took Over!

This post is for anyone who has ever been afraid of the dark, who has felt like you just can’t breathe. Strangers Come Inside The night I became afraid happened when someone broke into our home, and it was then, when I was around six-years-old that I started dreading bedtime. Before that night, the train […]