The Warmth of Influence

The Warmth of Influence

Remember the story of the rain, wind, and sun? They challenged each other to see who was the most powerful by trying to get a man to take off his coat. The Rain went first with thunderous pellets, but the man held tight to his coat. The Wind thought he had it in the...
Paint A Lasting Picture of Overcoming Fear and Insecurity

Paint A Lasting Picture of Overcoming Fear and Insecurity

Recently at a Museum of The Bible weekend event in Washington DC, I was invited to participate in a painting class. When I first saw the class being offered on the schedule I was a bit hesitant if not intimidated. I hadn’t painted anything since the 3rd grade. I...
Somewhere It's Snowing

Somewhere It's Snowing

Snow is interesting. It covers the drab outside environment with a layer of clean white beauty, it brings silence to the environment as it muzzles sound, and despite it’s inconvenience and sometimes over abundance, it can bring lots of fun outdoor sporting activities...
Jump Off The Wall

Jump Off The Wall

When I was a little girl in the back of my house there was a wall about 5 ft. tall that had been build around our property line to separate the homes. I had devised a way to climb up and sit on it, but the only way down was to jump – something that took courage. I’d...
Don’t Shipwreck Your Holidays

Don’t Shipwreck Your Holidays

Tied in their beds. The story I was reading gripped me since I was about to dive that morning to see the wreckage of the historic RMS Rhone, a UK Royal Mail ship embedded since 1867 in the depths of the Caribbean Ocean. The site of the Rhone, now a National Park, is...
Your Story: The Lasting Christmas Gift

Your Story: The Lasting Christmas Gift

As a kid growing up in the 60’s – the age of free love and flower power, my generation – Hippies – didn’t want to pressure our children to follow anyone’s beliefs or to follow anything except what felt good. No one was going to tell us what to do or how to...