In September of 2014, my mother passed from this life to the next. Plagued with cancer for a number of years, I never once heard her complain, and the majority of the time, she ruled cancer with an iron fist, determined not to give in to the deadly disease. You would never know that she … Read More


Grandmama Reel, as we called her, was a very energetic, hard-working woman. She would get up at 4:00 in the morning and boil a hen for lunch, then put on her wide brim hat and make her way to the chicken coop out back to gather the warm eggs. After that, she would don her … Read More


Isaiah 35:10  – “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart (where?), down in my heart (where?), down in my … Read More


“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”   –Psalm 127:3-4 Parenting God’s way should not be a choice for Christians, but it is. The world parents children differently from Christians and it … Read More


“I glued it back together,” Mama will say.  My mom can fix anything with a little bit of glue.  She believes in that stuff.  She will try to glue anything at least once.  One of her foundational statements is, “Doctors even use glue to close up a person after surgery.”  We have laughed for many years about Mama and her … Read More


As we celebrate Mother’s Day again this year, many of our hearts and minds are filled with wonderful thoughts and memories of our own mother.  The Bible is filled with examples of great mothers: Hannah, Elisabeth, Mary, the Shunamite woman, Eunice and Jochebed.  I am thankful for each of these ladies as well. Abraham Lincoln … Read More