Praying for the Impossible

Have you ever prayed for something that seems impossible?  That seems so impossible that while you are praying for it, there’s a thought in the back of your mind going, “No way is this going to happen!”  I’ve prayed several prayers like that over the...

Three Funerals and a Wedding

In the month of July, I went to three funerals.  The first was a graveside service for the father of a friend whom I met at Clemson and had the blessing of leading in Bible study for many years.  The second one was for my dad’s cousin.  And the third was for a friend...

Pulling Weeds

Mother’s Day is just around the corner!  Last year I was able to go home and see my parents for Mother’s Day.  On Saturday, I took Dad shopping to get some gifts for Mom.  One thing on her list was some lantana to plant in the yard.  Even though they live well...

Earthen Vessels

The verse just leapt off the page.  Have you ever had that happen?  We were sitting in a small group in Sunday School and someone was reading 2 Corinthians 4:1-15.  But my mind stopped at verse 7: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing...

Charlottesville

I left Bible study today really sad and heavy-hearted.  Afterwards, I went to get an allergy shot and found myself holding back tears as I sat in the waiting room.  As I mentioned in my last blog post, these kinds of tears are unusual for me. We were discussing Titus...

Inspired by “Wonder Woman”

True confession.  I cried during “Wonder Woman”. This was strange to me for several reasons.  One is that I typically don’t cry easily at things like movies or TV shows (although this has changed more recently.  I blame menopause and watching “This is Us” last...