A Word of Encouragement · Random Thoughts

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Total Eclipse of the Sun Not long ago, we experienced a total eclipse of the sun in the U.S. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had an eclipse, so there was a lot of excitement. Here in Savannah, we were to have a 97% total eclipse. It turned out to be an overcast day;… Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Sun

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Coming Alongside: Blessed to be a Blessing

I just finished reading Table Mentoring: A Simple Guide for Coming Alongside by Sue Moore Donaldson. I’ve had a desire to come alongside others for years now. (And have actually been doing it) But I really didn’t feel like I knew what I was doing. This little book gave me assurance that I was doing… Continue reading Coming Alongside: Blessed to be a Blessing

A Word of Encouragement · Quotes & Poems

Do It Anyway

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you… Continue reading Do It Anyway

fmf · Hymns

We All Need Some Guidance

HAVE YOU READ THE NEWS? It’s pretty obvious that most of us need a guide. There is a disaster every way you turn. Right now, there are wildfires in Montana, a hurricane is poised to hit Texas, a friend lost their house to a fire yesterday, another friend tragically lost a family member. We need some… Continue reading We All Need Some Guidance

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Speaking ~ Our Greatest Fear

They say the greatest fear most of us have is the fear of speaking in public. I believe it’s probably true. Most people I know hate to speak in front of people. I have a friend at church that is the church board secretary, she has been for many years. She gets up and speaks quite… Continue reading Speaking ~ Our Greatest Fear


Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?

Do You Have Questions About Fibromyalgia? Do you wonder if it is real or just something made up? What are they talking about when they say, “I don’t have enough spoons”? Why can’t you come out to the parties anymore?   I know that I had a lot of questions until recently… I had friends… Continue reading Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?

A Word of Encouragement

How to Be an A+ Student

Psalm 119:10-16 I have tried hard to find you—don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees. I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us. I have rejoiced in your laws… Continue reading How to Be an A+ Student

For Those in Ministry

Countdown to Christmas Programs

By now you have received all those packets in the mail filled with Christmas musicals. And you are completely overwhelmed. I don’t know the times I have said to myself, “I love this play, but there is no way our kids can pull this off.” There’s not enough talent. Not enough funds. Not enough time!… Continue reading Countdown to Christmas Programs

fmf · Hymns

Blessings : Five Minute Fridays

What image first comes to your mind at the word “blessings”? Do you think of family financial gain health? But let me ask you, where does that leave the one with no husband, no children, bad health, or no bank account?   This thought became real to me … when I lost my health, and… Continue reading Blessings : Five Minute Fridays

A Word of Encouragement · Book Reviews

How to Create a Lasting Legacy Gift

Looking For a Great Gift Idea? We’re winding up the graduations for the season and I’m thinking you may have struggled to find that perfect legacy graduation gift. I’m sorry I didn’t really come across this sooner for you but if I had, I would have had to think of it years sooner. My parents… Continue reading How to Create a Lasting Legacy Gift